The Atlas of Water, Second Edition: Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource / Edition 1

The Atlas of Water, Second Edition: Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource / Edition 1

by Maggie Black
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520259343

ISBN-13: 9780520259348

Pub. Date: 10/05/2009

Publisher: University of California Press


Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world’s supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of

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Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world’s supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction with water over time and across the world. This vibrant atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from human impacts like dams and construction to water shortages and excessive demand, pollution, privatization, and water management. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the world’s water supply.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520259348
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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