Saudi Aramco World
May/June 2006
The Art and Science of Water
Written by Richard Covington
In the Middle Ages, the blossoming of sciences across the Islamic lands led to numerous ingenious developments in water technologies. The resulting agricultural boom in turn made possible unprecedented urban growth from southern Spain to Iran and Oman—and later, in the New World.

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