Dr. Hormoz Pazwash's New Book 'Kareezes and Historic Structures in Persia' is an Illuminating Exploration Into Ancient Persian Water Resources Engineering

Recent release 'Kareezes and Historic Structures in Persia' from Covenant Books author Hormoz Pazwash, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE is a comprehensive read that recounts the history of Persia in terms of their knowledge on hydrologic cycles and the brilliant structures that they built for their civilization.

​Hormoz Pazwash, Ph.D., P.E., a part-time consultant with Italconsult, a life time member and a Fellow of the ASCE, and a Water Resources Engineer Diplomat of the AAWRE; has completed his new book, “Kareezes and Historic Structures in Persia”: a brilliant account that traces the knowledge of ancient Persian civilization on water cycles and the infrastructures and mechanisms that they have constructed and operated.


Hormoz writes, “This book explores the ancient Persian’s knowledge on hydrologic cycle. They knew that rain and snow are the source of rivers, springs and ground water centuries before the Europeans. The book also presents a historical review and method of construction of kareezes (qanats) which are not only far more wonderous and genius works of ancient man, but they are also the most beneficial to human welfare than them all. Through kareezes Persians turned deserts into fertile land and created centers of civilization, something which is referred to as Kareez Civilization. The book also includes descriptions and photographs of historic structures, such as canals, dams, weirs, water dividers and bridges, some of which are still operational after hundreds of years. Also presented in the book are the most renowned Persian scholars of the late ninth through twelfth centuries, namely the Persian Golden Era which has been inappropriately known as the Islamic Golden Era.

This book neither contains any equations nor does it have any involved technical matter. It is intended to be informative and easy reading. The book can be enjoyed by people of various walks of life in the United States and abroad and is expected to attract a large audience. A special market would be a second generation of Iranian-Americans, a tiny fraction of whom amount to tens of thousands of individuals.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Dr. Hormoz Pazwash’s new book is an informative tool that discusses, in a simple way, the Persian history of advancements in their water systems, in the hopes of informing people from all walks of life of the significant impact of ancient civilizations.

Readers can purchase “Kareezes and Historic Structures in Persia” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

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