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HESS | Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 761–769, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-761-2020
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Special issue: History of hydrology (HESS/HGSS inter-journal SI)

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 761–769, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-761-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Education and communication 19 Feb 2020

Education and communication | 19 Feb 2020

The millennium-old hydrogeology textbook The Extraction of Hidden Waters by the Persian mathematician and engineer Abubakr Mohammad Karaji (953 CE–1029 CE)

Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani and Craig T. Simmons

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (07 Dec 2019) by Keith Beven
AR by Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Jan 2020) by Keith Beven
AR by Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jan 2020) by Keith Beven
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We revisit and shed light on the textbook The Extraction of Hidden Waters by the Persian mathematician and engineer Abubakr Mohammad Karaji. Ground-breaking ideas and descriptions of hydrological and hydrogeological perceptions such as components of the hydrological cycle, groundwater quality and driving factors for groundwater flow were presented in the book. We speculate that Karaji's book is the first of its kind to provide a construction and maintenance manual for an engineering project.
We revisit and shed light on the textbook The Extraction of Hidden Waters by the Persian...
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