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Every day, we hear alarming news about droughts, pollution, population growth, and climate change—which threaten to make water, even more than oil, the cause of war within our lifetime. Diane Raines Ward reaches beyond the headlines to illuminate our most vexing problems and tells the stories of those working to solve them: hydrologists, politicians, engineers, and everyday people. Based on ten years of research spanning five continents, Water Wars offers fresh insight into a subject to which our fate is inextricably bound.

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The author reveals the influence of water on politics and history, peeling back the layers of history to show the effect of this vital natural resource on human affairs. Reprint.

About the Author

Diane Raines Ward is a journalist whose work has appeared in Smithsonian, Newsweek, Connoisseur, and International Wildlife. She and her husband, Geoffrey C. Ward, co-wrote the book Tiger-Wallahs: Encounters with the Men Who Tried to Save the Greatest of the Great Cats. Together they run a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation efforts in India.

Table of Contents

Water Wars Introduction

Sweet Water

Chapter 1

Hold Back the Sea

Climate Shock and Rising Waters

Chapter 2

A Sin of Scale

The Great Projects

Chapter 3

A Thousand Valleys

River Basins and Utopian Dreams

Chapter 4

Dry, Drier, Driest

Greening the Desert

Chapter 5

Predicaments

Power and Water

Chapter 6

Raging Rivers

Living in Floodplains

Chapter 7

The Wars

Chapter 8

Praying for Rain

Epilogue

The Everglades

Notes

Glossary and Abbreviations

Selected Bibliography by Subject

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573229951
Author:
Ward, Diane Raines
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Water
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Water resources development
Subject:
Hydraulic engineering
Subject:
Water-rights
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
#02-07-029
Publication Date:
20030603
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Water Supply
History and Social Science » Geography » Water and Hydrology
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
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