The Elixir of Life
  • Water, A Short History of Water and Humankind
  • Gravity and Beyond
  • Self Sustainability
The irrigators - Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt
  • Irrigation Begins
  • The First Cities
  • Qanats and River Floods
Reservoirs, Rice, and Rivers - Asia
  • Waters that Purify
  • Rice and Reservoirs
  • Huang He and Yangze
The Water Maestros - Greece, Rome, Islam, and the Inca
  • The Power of the Aqueduct
  • Water Managers of Islam
  • A Triumph of Gravity
The Industrial Revolution and Beyond
  • Something That Is All Gone
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Promiscuous Water Pumping
  • Concluding Note