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Whose water is it? : the unquenchable thirst of a water-hungry world

Author: Bernadette McDonald; Douglas Jehl
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mankind has always taken water for granted. For the first time, we must face a new reality: Not only is this precious resource not inexhaustible, it's already so scarce that great swaths of our planet are under serious threat. Asia's Aral Sea, once one of the largest inland bodies of water, is now a salty desert; 90 percent of California's wetlands have vanished; the once-mighty Nile, Ganges, and Colorado Rivers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernadette McDonald; Douglas Jehl
ISBN: 0792262387 9780792262381 9780792273752 0792273753
OCLC Number: 52520551
Description: xx, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Bottling a birthright? / Robert Glennon --
The world's water : a human right or a corporate good? / Maude Barlow --
Three rivers / Marq de Villiers --
Working for water / Margaret Catley-Carlson --
The effect of emerging water shortages on the world's food / Lester R. Brown --
Mountain wise and water smart / Hans Schreier --
"Water wars" and other tales of hydromythology / Aaron T. Wolf --
From the forest to the faucet / Mike Dombeck --
Accommodation turns to conflict : lessons from the Colorado / David J. Hayes --
Mountain water : lifeblood of the prairies / David Schindler --
A child's reminder / David Suzuki with Amanda McConnell --
A soft path : conservation, efficiency, and easing conflicts over water / Peter H. Gleick --
Alchemy or salvation? : desalting the sea / Douglas Jehl.
Responsibility: edited by Bernadette McDonald and Douglas Jehl.

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Presents a collection of essays covering every aspect of the water supply crisis that is affecting the global population.  Read more...

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