Engineering and Water, 1914 [Slide Show]
Our technological skill as a society is revealed by how skillfully we engineer the control and use of water.
We need water to survive, but beyond that truism we use water for many purposes: to grow our food, transport ourselves and our goods, even use it as a backdrop for entertainment.
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This article was originally published with the title "50, 100 & 150 Years Ago"