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Water in crisis : a guide to the world's fresh water resources

Author: Peter H Gleick; Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.; Stockholm Environment Institute.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive guide to the world's water resources. Eight essays covering such topics as climate change and international conflicts over water are followed by 188 tables treating all  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Gleick; Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.; Stockholm Environment Institute.
ISBN: 0195076273 9780195076271 0195076281 9780195076288
OCLC Number: 26400228
Notes: "Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, Stockholm Environment Institute."
Credits: Foot t.p.: Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security ; Stockholm Environment Institute.
Description: xxiv, 473 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. Essays on fresh water issues --
An introduction to global fresh water issues / Peter H. Gleick --
World fresh water resources / Igor A. Shiklomanov --
Water quality and health / Linda Nash --
Water and ecosystems / Alan P. Covich --
Water and agriculture / Sandra Postel --
Water and energy / Peter H. Gleick --
Water and economic development / Malin Falkenmark, Gunnar Lindh --
Water, politics, and international law / Stephen C. McCaffrey --
Water in the 21st century / Peter H. Gleick --
Part II. Fresh water data --
About the data / Peter H. Gleick --
Global and regional fresh water resources --
Rivers, lakes and waterfalls --
Sanitation and water-related disease --
Water quality and contamination --
Water and agriculture --
Water and ecosystems --
Water and energy --
Water and human use --
Water policy and politics --
Units, data conversions, and constants.
Responsibility: edited by Peter H. Gleick ; foreword by Gilbert F. White.
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