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Collection of 27 Dutch works on water management, 1772-1895].
1772. The Dutch are known for their ever enduring struggle with water. This has led them to invent ingenious ways to manage the flow of water through their land. The present collection of publications gives an overview of how technology and administration was applied and advanced in the years 1772-1895 to adapt the flow of water to new needs of the Dutch population. The main issue in this period was that the rivers had difficulty with discharging water to the sea. The sea mouths of rivers were silted up, causing floods inland. Included in the present collection are several works on the construction of new large scale canals that connected the cities of Holland and enabled a better flow of water. Other publications discuss the introduction of new technologies for adjusting the flow of water or propositions to create new land. Barges were getting bigger and faster, so waterways needed to be made deeper. Dikes were raised and reinforced, sluices became more advanced and so on. Innovations done in Dutch water management had global implications, today Dutch companies are active world-wide on large scale projects.Most paper bindings have some wear, otherwise overall in very good condition.l For a more detailed list of the 27 Dutch works on water management, please send us an inquiry. Ads 1-5: STCN 153263652; 163718261, 163711771, 163711682; 317641298; 23823570X; 183114280.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books [t Goy Houten, Netherlands]

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