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River of Life, River of Death.

Author: Mallet, Victor.
Publisher: Zed Books 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An enthralling account of one of the world's great rivers, and of the threat it faces from climate change and rampant pollution.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mallet, Victor.
ISBN: 9781783608645 1783608641
OCLC Number: 944087561
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Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction: A river endangered - and dangerousChapter 2. Mouth of the Cow: the Himalayan source Chapter 3. Holy waters: ashrams, ghats and funeral pyresChapter 4. Varanasi: India's cultural politics Chapter 5. Toxic river: poisons and carcinogensChapter 6. Human waste: a river befouledChapter 7. Superbugs: the Ganges and antibiotic resistanceChapter 8. Crocodiles, Dolphins and Tigers: the river's threatened wildlifeChapter 9. Calcutta: the city that time (almost) forgotChapter 10. Mission Impossible? The clean-up, and the future of the GangesChapter 11. Delta: Where the Ganges meets the seaAcknowledgementsBibliographyIndex


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