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Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America

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Between global warming and ever-increasing consumption, the world is fast running out of water. And while water's scarcity will challenge the success of North America’s fastest-growing regions, other areas of the continent will experience dramatic flooding. Dry Spring looks at how the coming water crisis will devastate communities unless urgent action is taken. In many areas, the damage has already begun. Author Chris Wood relates compelling stories of people all over the continent coping with new conditions: Okanagan orchardists facing an uncertain future; a Mexican fisherman on the now-dry Colorado River Delta, which has been reduced to desert because of upstream usage by the American West; a Las Vegas water cop who monitors excessive lawn watering; a New Brunswick couple fleeing their coastal house because of the encroaching ocean; and more. Wood also shows how practical solutions like xeriscaping, water “recycling,” and run-off containment can preserve water for future generations.

Book News Annotation:

International journalist Wood has been devoting much attention recently to water, and to action where he lives on Vancouver Island, Canada. Alerting general readers to the current situation and the projections on the continent, he discusses such facets as why the world's forests are burning, the uncertain future of the Great Lakes, in arms over the Colorado River, taps for big plumbing, and putting Canada's water up for sale. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781551928142
Subtitle:
The Coming Water Crisis of North America
Author:
Wood, Chris
Publisher:
Raincoast Books
Subject:
Environmental - Water Supply
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Climatic changes -- North America.
Subject:
Water-supply -- North America.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20.5 oz

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