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Peak water : civilisation and the world's water crisis

Author: Alexander Bell
Publisher: Edinburgh : Luath, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peak water is the point when the available water is not enough to meet the demands of the world's growing population. We might live on a watery world, but we are exhausting accessible supplies. Many parts of the world are already facing this crisis, and not only in the developing world. Some of the places experiencing 'peak water' are in the USA, Europe and the UK. Even the wettest lands will be engulfed in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Bell
ISBN: 9781906817190 1906817197
OCLC Number: 429021813
Description: 207 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. THE FIRST TASTE: Where's the water? --
The font of civilisation --
Civilisations bloomed from water --
Egypt --
Athens and Rome --
God, paradise and gardens --
II. THE GROWING THIRST: God's dry land --
Fountains of Rome --
Taming the Rhine --
Health --
Coal and cotton --
Dams and politics --
America --
III. PEAK WATER: Collapse --
Luxury --
Cities --
Irrigation --
Farming --
Trade --
War --
Dubai.
Other Titles: Civilization and the world's water crisis
Responsibility: Alexander Bell.

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Water is the source of life and the building block of all civilisation. The control of water has shaped politics, health, population growth, city planning, technology and religion.  Read more...

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