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When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century
     

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century

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by Fred Pearce
 

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ISBN-10: 0807085731

ISBN-13: 9780807085738

Pub. Date: 03/07/2007

Publisher: Beacon Press

In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger and its ramifications

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In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger and its ramifications for us all.

Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.

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ISBN-13:
9780807085738
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
03/07/2007
Edition description:
None
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
306,278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.69(d)

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leopardiNJ More than 1 year ago
Attempting to control nature without understanding it has been a major source of woe for the human race. Of all the failed interactions between humans and their environment, those that involve water provide some of the most pointed and troubling examples. Mistakes made in controlling water supply, often linked to attempts to control stream flow, have often resulted in great human suffering. Rivers upon which many farming communities relied no longer reach to the sea, and in some cases even the sea is no longer there. The increasing reliance on groundwater mining to support irrigated agriculture is simply not sustainable. Attempts to control flooding with dams have, often, resulted in simply transferring flooding from one place to another. In When the Rivers Run Dry Fred Pearce presents a series of case studies, often, apparently, from first-person investigation, dealing with every possible aspect of water supply and control. Many of these case studies have been reported before but few have been reported better or more compellingly. A thread that runs through many of these studies, is that in terms of water supply and control human interaction with the environment has devolved rather than evolved. Very often, recent archeological discoveries reveal that ancient civilizations managed their water supply better than the current residents of the same regions. Of course, those civilizations that have failed to water crisis have disappeared, but that fact does not significantly detract from the many instances where past civilizations have demonstrated a profound understanding of sustainable ways to manage water supplies under very adverse conditions. Rediscovering that past understanding of how water can be made available for human use sustainably is essential to the future of humanity. Fortunately, as Pearce notes, several recent attempts to revive ancient water supply methods have been successful. A few caveats detract from an otherwise outstanding contribution to environmental literature. Pearce makes exclusive use of English units throughout the book without at least parenthetical reference to the more common metric system. In addition, there are neither notes nor bibliography. Outright errors, such as having Moses part the Nile rather than the Red Sea, are few are far between. Richard R. Pardi Environmental Science William Paterson University
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This book is for anyone who wants to understand water.