Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource

Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource

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Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource by Marq de Villiers, Marq De Villiers

In his award-winning book WATER, Marq de Villiers provides an eye-opening account of how we are using, misusing, and abusing our planet's most vital resource. Encompassing ecological, historical, and cultural perspectives, de Villiers reports from hot spots as diverse as China, Las Vegas, and the Middle East, where swelling populations and unchecked development have stressed fresh water supplies nearly beyond remedy. Political struggles for control of water rage around the globe, and rampant pollution daily poses dire ecological theats. With one eye on these looming crises and the other on the history of our dependence on our planet's most precious commodity, de Villiers has crafted a powerful narrative about the lifeblood of civilizations that will be "a wake-up call for concerned citizens, environmentalists, policymakers, and water drinkers everywhere" (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618030095
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/07/2000
Edition description: 1ST MARINE
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.54(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Marq de Villiers is the author of six books on exploration, history, politics, and travel, including INTO AFRICE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ANCIENT EMPIRES and WITH TRIBE DREAMING, his award-winning memoir of growing up in South Africa. He resides in Nove Scotia, Canada.

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