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Jan 17 notes Dutch Hydraulic Engineering-Medieval Dutch Hydraulic Engineering, sublimation, hydraulic hypothesis, polders, technology fix vs. social fix

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Department
Natural Science
Course
NATS 1840
Professor
Ian Slater
Semester
Winter

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NATS 1840Lecture 3Dutch Hydraulic EngineeringMedieval Dutch Hydraulic EngineeringEuropean rainfall thick wet soil ironshod plough and oxenField rotation crop fallow manure population increaseHorsecollar increased horse population cavalry stirrupsHydraulic Engineering in Holland Limited land for farming starvation disease and warfareHolland below sea level hydraulic engineering to create farmlandDrainage of marshland using canalsReciprocal effect draining one area led to flooding in another draining led to lowering of land further below sea levelSimple technological developments and unexpected consequencesCoordination and Control13th century dikes emban
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