From the air one sees that civilization is order: a pattern imposed upon a shaggy landscape. To some extent it is simply straight lines. [...] we came suddenly to a patch of squares, as if we had an aerial view of the Red Queen’s chess-board. The landscape had been laid out with a ruler, it was patterned with black and green rectangles, streaked by lines and dotted with neat toy compounds. [...] This was the Mwea-Teberre irrigation scheme, lying on the plains south-east of Mt. Kenya.
|Title of host publication||A History of Water|
|Subtitle of host publication||Water and Climate Change: Vol. 3: Water and Food|
|Editors||T. Tvedt, T. Oestigaard|
|Publisher||I.B. Tauris & Company|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||A History of Water: Water and Climate Change|