Water The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

ISBN-10: 0060548312
ISBN-13: 9780060548315
Edition: 2011
Authors: Steven Solomon
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

STEVEN SOLOMON is the school social worker for the Toronto District School Board's Human Sexuality Program. He provides counselling for students who are bullied because of their sexuality and delivers anti-homophobia workshops for K-12 students. In 2012 he was awarded a TDSB Excellence Award, in part for his work helping students to establish Gay-Straight Alliances in schools.

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Prologue
Water in Ancient History
The Indispensable Resource
Water and the Start of Civilization
Rivers, Irrigation, and the Earliest Empires
Seafaring, Trade, and the Making of the Mediterranean World
The Grand Canal and the Flourishing of Chinese Civilization
Islam, Deserts, and the Destiny of History's Most Water-Fragile Civilization
Water and the Ascendancy of the West
Waterwheel, Plow, Cargo Ship, and the Awakening of Europe
The Voyages of Discovery and the Launch of the Oceanic Era
Steam Power, Industry, and the Age of the British Empire
Water and the Making of the Modern Industrial Society
The Sanitary Revolution
Water Frontiers and the Emergence of the United States
The Canal to America's Century
Giant Dams, Water Abundance, and the Rise of Global Society
The Age of Scarcity
Water: The New Oil
Thicker Than Blood: The Water-Famished Middle East
From Have to Have-Not: Mounting Water Distress in Asia's Rising Giants
Opportunity from Scarcity: The New Politics of Water in the Industrial Democracies
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
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Photograph Credits
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