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Aqua shock : the water crisis in America

Author: Susan J Marks
Publisher: New York : Bloomberg Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Aqua Shock takes a realistic look at the water crisis in America, explaining where our water comes from, what's happening to it, and why. It examines complicated water laws, discusses who does and who doesn't own rights to water, and describes how our groundwater becomes polluted. It concludes with what can be done to ease the crisis"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Marks
ISBN: 9781576603321 1576603326
OCLC Number: 318413842
Description: xii, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Liquid gold --
Where our water comes from : a global perspective --
The disappearing act --
Danger! safe water at risk --
On governing water --
America's water gods --
The cost of water : cash, commodities, and capitalism --
Can water be saved.
Responsibility: Susan J. Marks.

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"Aqua Shock takes a realistic look at the water crisis in America, explaining where our water comes from, what's happening to it, and why. It examines complicated water laws, discusses who does and who doesn't own rights to water, and describes how our groundwater becomes polluted. It concludes with what can be done to ease the crisis"--Provided by publisher.

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