Coverart for item
The Resource Qanat knowledge : construction and maintenance, Ali Asghar Semsar Yazdi, Majid Labbaf Khaneiki

Qanat knowledge : construction and maintenance, Ali Asghar Semsar Yazdi, Majid Labbaf Khaneiki

Label
Qanat knowledge : construction and maintenance
Title
Qanat knowledge
Title remainder
construction and maintenance
Statement of responsibility
Ali Asghar Semsar Yazdi, Majid Labbaf Khaneiki
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a ready solution for those who wish to learn more about this fascinating part of our water history and makes accessible to the wider world the traditional knowledge gained from building and maintaining qanats for more than 2,500 years. There is much more here than a summary of the nature and distribution of qanats, and a more extensive journey through the philosophy, methods, tools, and terminology of qanat design and digging than previously assembled. Where does one begin to dig to ensure that the qanat tunnel will flow with water? How are practical considerations of landscape factored into the design? How are water quality and discharge measured? How does excavation proceed through bedrock and unconsolidated soil and how is this knowledge of geology and pedology acquired? How are vertical wells and tunnels excavated to maintain proper air supply, light, and water flow? How does one deal with special problems like tunnel collapse, the accumulation of gasses and vapors, and the pooling of water during construction? How are tools and gauges designed, maintained, and used? How have qanats been incorporated into other structures like watermills, reservoirs, ice houses, and irrigation networks? And how are qanats cleaned, extended, maintained through the ages, and incorporated into modern water supplies? The great contribution of this work is the story it tells of the ingenuity and practical skills of the qanat masters who for centuries and generations have cut an uncountable number of tunnels through bedrock and alluvium using hand tools and homespun solutions to problems that would vex the most experienced university-trained engineers
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yazdi, Ali Asghar Semsar
Dewey number
  • 628.1
  • 333.7
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TD407
  • GE1-350
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Labbāf Khānīkī, Majīd
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qanats
  • Environment
  • Waste Water Technology / Water Pollution Control / Water Management / Aquatic Pollution
  • Water Industry/Water Technologies
  • History of Technology
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Ethnology
  • Civil Engineering
Label
Qanat knowledge : construction and maintenance, Ali Asghar Semsar Yazdi, Majid Labbaf Khaneiki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Hydrology mechanism of qanat -- Chapter 3. Locatingqanat -- Chapter 4. Digging of shaft wells and qanat gallery -- Chapter 5. Barriers and limitations of qanat construction and rehabilitation -- Chapter 6. Tools and Equipments -- Chapter 7. Qanat maintenance and preservation -- Chapter 8. Qanat related Structures
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789402409550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-024-0957-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn965476598
Label
Qanat knowledge : construction and maintenance, Ali Asghar Semsar Yazdi, Majid Labbaf Khaneiki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Hydrology mechanism of qanat -- Chapter 3. Locatingqanat -- Chapter 4. Digging of shaft wells and qanat gallery -- Chapter 5. Barriers and limitations of qanat construction and rehabilitation -- Chapter 6. Tools and Equipments -- Chapter 7. Qanat maintenance and preservation -- Chapter 8. Qanat related Structures
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789402409550
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-024-0957-4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn965476598

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...