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Unquenchable : America's water crisis and what to do about it

Author: Robert Jerome Glennon
Publisher: Washington D.C. : Island Press, ©2009
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Unquenchable.
Washington D.C. : Island Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008043770
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jerome Glennon
ISBN: 9781597264365 1597264369 9781597266390 1597266396
OCLC Number: 960887921
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 414 s.) illustrations, map
Contents: Part I. The Crisis. 1. Atlanta's prayer for water --
2. Wealth and the culture of water consumption --
3. Our thirst for energy --
4. Fouling our own nests --
5. The crisis masked --
Part II. Real and surreal solutions. 6. Business as usual --
7. Water alchemists --
8. The ancient mariner's lament --
9. Shall we drink pee? --
10. Creative conservation --
11. Water harvesting --
12. Moore's law --
Part III. A new approach. 13. The enigma of the water closet --
14. The diamond-water paradox --
15. The steel deal --
16. Privatization of water --
17. Take the money and run --
18. The future of farming --
19. Environmental transfers --
20. The buffalo's lament --
Conclusion : a blue print for reform --
Epilogue : The Salton Sea
Responsibility: Robert Glennon

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