When The Rivers Run Dry Fully Revised And Updated Edition

Author: Fred Pearce
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807054895
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A new edition of the veteran science writer's groundbreaking work on the world's water crisis, featuring all-new reporting from the most recent global flashpoints Throughout history, rivers have been our foremost source of fresh water for both agriculture and individual consumption, but looming water scarcity threatens to cut global food production and cause conflict and unrest. In this visionary book, Fred Pearce takes readers around the world on a tour of the world's rivers to provide our most complete portrait yet of the growing global water crisis and its ramifications for us all. With vivid on-the-ground reporting, Pearce deftly weaves together the scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the water crisis, showing us its complex origins--from waste to wrong-headed engineering projects to high-yield crop varieties that have saved developing countries from starvation but are now emptying their water reserves. Pearce argues that the solution to the growing worldwide water shortage is more efficiency and a new water ethic based on managing the water cycle for maximum social benefit rather than narrow self-interest.
When the Rivers Run Dry, Fully Revised and Updated Edition
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Fred Pearce
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-28 - Publisher: Beacon Press

A new edition of the veteran science writer's groundbreaking work on the world's water crisis, featuring all-new reporting from the most recent global flashpoints Throughout history, rivers have been our foremost source of fresh water for both agriculture and individual consumption, but looming water scarcity threatens to cut global food
When the Rivers Run Dry
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Fred Pearce
Categories: Rivers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Key Porter Books

Nothing seems more abundant than water. In fact, the world is confronting a global water shortage that could make the oil crisis trivial by comparison. To put the problem in perspective, it takes a staggering 11,000 litres of water to feed the cow it takes to make one McDonald's quarter
When the Rivers Run Dry
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Fred Pearce
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-30 - Publisher: Portobello Books

FULLY UPDATED FOR 2019 We cannot live without water. But with 7.5 billion people competing for this single unevenly-distributed resource, the planet is drying up. In When the Rivers Run Dry, Fred Pearce explores the growing world water crisis, from Kent to Kenya. His powerful reportage takes us to places
When the Rivers Run Dry
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Fred Pearce
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-09 - Publisher: Beacon Press

In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources. Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, economic, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger
When the Rivers Run Dry, Fully Revised and Updated Edition
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Fred Pearce
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-28 - Publisher: Beacon Press

A new edition of the veteran science writer's groundbreaking work on the world's water crisis, featuring all-new reporting from the most recent global flashpoints Throughout history, rivers have been our foremost source of fresh water for both agriculture and individual consumption, but looming water scarcity threatens to cut global food