Book review: A history of Chinese civilization through the lens of hydrology, from the mythology of the Great Rivers to the country’s current water crisis
"The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China," by science writer Philip Ball offers a "portrait of a civilization permeated by water, with patterns of thought influenced by the centrality of water to everyday life and, echoing that, practical affairs shaped by philosophical ideas based on the principle of flow."
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