Water

ISBN-10: 3869306793
ISBN-13: 9783869306797
Edition: 2013
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Description: There is no life without water. Burtynskys new and highly anticipated book Water tells us the story of where water comes from, how we use it, distribute and waste it. Often using a birds-eye perspective, the photographer shows us its remote sources,  More...

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Book details

List price: $125.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei und Verlag
Publication date: 11/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Size: 14.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 6.534
Language: English

There is no life without water. Burtynskys new and highly anticipated book Water tells us the story of where water comes from, how we use it, distribute and waste it. Often using a birds-eye perspective, the photographer shows us its remote sources, remarkable ancient step-wells and mass bathing rituals, the transformation of desert into cities with waterfronts on each doorstep, the compromised landscapes of the American Southwest. Furthermore, Burtynsky explores the infrastructure of water management: the gigantic hydroelectric dams and terraced rice fields in the heart of China, the vast irrigation systems of Americas bread basket and the use of aquaculture. The colour photographs in this book are poetic and at the same time highly relevant: they reveal another vital component of our life on earth that drives the bloom of civilization, and foreshadow the extent to which our future depends on our everyday behaviour in dealing with this increasingly scarce resource.

Wade Davis was named one of the Explorers for the Millennium by the National Geographic Society. He is an anthropologist and ethnobotanist whose books include the international bestsellerThe Serpent and the Rainbow. K. David Harrison is a linguist whose work with endangered languages is receiving national attention. He conducts expeditions to remote places around the world in his study of global language loss.

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