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Water Wars Drought, Flood, Folly, and the Politics of Thirst

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ISBN-10: 1573222291

ISBN-13: 9781573222297

Edition: 2002

Authors: Diane Raines Ward

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"This is a wonderful book, a wake-up call of startling clarity and insight, with a flood of facts and anecdotes that place the abstract into riveting human perspective. I will never turn on the rap again without thinking about where water comes from and where it goes." (Ken Burns, producer and director of the Civil War, Baseball, and Jazzdocumentaries.) The story of water is complex, with roots as deep as civilization itself, but what we hear about it today is simple and stark: the world's supply is in severe crisis. Even when we're not confronted with alarming news of another drought, we're reminded of environmental changes and a growing world population that threaten to turn water into…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/5/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: Sweet Water
Hold Back the Sea: Climate Shock and Rising Waters
A Sin of Scale: The Great Projects
A Thousand Valleys: River Basins and Utopian Dreams
Dry, Drier, Driest: Greening the Desert
Predicaments: Power and Water
Raging Rivers: Living in Floodplains
The Wars
Praying for Rain
Epilogue: The Everglades
Glossary and Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography by Subject