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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
75 words

Artificial watering of land for growing crops. Irrigation enables crops to grow in regions with inadequate precipitation. The first irrigation ...

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
3,463 words
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Irrigation is any human-induced change in the natural flow of water for the purpose of growing plants. This includes water ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
2,616 words
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The history and extent of irrigation in the ancient Near East are difficult to trace because the physical evidence in ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

Conversion of the Nile floodplain and delta to “perennial” irrigation began in 1833, with the benefit of modern technology. ...

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009

Irrigation is any human-induced change in the natural flow of water for the purpose of growing plants. This includes water ...

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Dominic W. Rathbone

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
307 words
*Mesopotamia (*Babylonia) and *Egypt were the main areas of the ancient world where agriculture depended on irrigation from a river rather than rainfall, although irrigated pasture and ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
314 words

(ἄρδευμα). A hot climate and frequent droughts led to a constant concern in Byz. about water. A developed irrigation technique, ...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
317 words

was first practised by early settlers who channelled river water through their adjacent farms, orchards, and market gardens. More elaborate ...

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