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"Water is a vital resource that is continuously threatened by structural and nonstructural human actions. Thus, a book that combines relevant science and policy issues is a welcome reference for anyone interested in water in any type, shape, or form. In this brief but comprehensive work, Anisfeld (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies) tries to explain the global water crisis and offer possible solutions. The book's target audience is quite ambitious: lay readers, students, and professionals. And in some chapters, this ambitious reach shows by its lack of depth. However, the array of topics covered compensates for this. They range from the typical water resources topics such as floods and droughts to the not-so-typical subjects of sustainability and growth, and cooperation and conflicts. Each chapter includes a list of recommended readings and a shoft list of discussion questions. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students, professionals/practitioners, and general readers."