Synopses & Reviews
Ever wonder what would happen if you turned on the tap and nothing came out? Well, journalist Alexander Bell sets just that dilemma before his readers, taking them on a compelling journey through the history of fresh water to uncover the links between water, civilization, religion and politics. With accessible and animated storytelling, Peak Water reveals just how close we are to running out of fresh water - and how to avoid the dramatic consequences that may ensue.
From the hanging gardens of Babylon and the ancient myth of the Nile to the glittering fountains of Las Vegas, water constantly emerges as humanity's most precious resource. Yet, as Alexander Bell describes in Peak Water, this simple technology that underpins the very foundation of our modern society is at its bursting point. How did we get here, and what can we do change? Turn a page and find the key to solving the global fresh water crisis.
About the Author
Alexander Bell worked as a journalist for the BBC, The Observer, and The Herald. He lives in Edinburgh with his daughter.