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Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource

Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource
Author: Marq de Villiers
ISBN 13: 9780618127443
ISBN 10: 618127445
Edition: 1st Mariner Books Ed
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2001-07-12
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $16.00

In his award-winning book WATER, Marq de Villiers provides an eye-opening account of how we are using, misusing, and abusing our planet's most vital resource. Encompassing ecological, historical, and cultural perspectives, de Villiers reports from hot spots as diverse as China, Las Vegas, and the Middle East, where swelling populations and unchecked development have stressed fresh water supplies nearly beyond remedy. Political struggles for control of water rage around the globe, and rampant pollution daily poses dire ecological theats. With one eye on these looming crises and the other on the history of our dependence on our planet's most precious commodity, de Villiers has crafted a powerful narrative about the lifeblood of civilizations that will be "a wake-up call for concerned citizens, environmentalists, policymakers, and water drinkers everywhere" (Publishers Weekly).

San Francisco Chronicle

....provides a fascinating and disturbing worldwide survey of water delivery.