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A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
by Blaine Harden
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After a two-decade absence, journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-town birthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West's most thoroughly conquered river. Harden's hometown, Moses Lake, Washington, could not have... (read more)

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The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River
The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River
by Richard White
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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human... (read more)

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The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos
The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos
by Karen Piper
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andldquo;There's Money in Thirst,andrdquo; reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlandeacute;, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so andldquo;we're... (read more)

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Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest
Acequia Culture: Water, Land, and Community in the Southwest
by Jose A Rivera
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Conflicts between Hispanic farmers and developers made for compelling reading in The Milagro Beanfield War, the famous novel of life in a northern New Mexico village in which tradition triumphs over modernity. But as cities grow and industries expand... (read more)

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Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It
Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It
by Elizabeth Royte
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“An engaging investigation of an unexpectedly murky substance…After you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle.”—New York Times Book Review Bottled water is on the verge of becoming the most popular beverage in the... (read more)

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What the River Reveals: Understanding and Restoring Healthy Watersheds
What the River Reveals: Understanding and Restoring Healthy Watersheds
by Valerie Rapp
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Exploration of Pacific NW's rivers and watersheds explains the state of crisis and healthy solutions.... (read more)

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The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century
The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-First Century
by Alex Prudhomme
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Will there be enough drinkable water to satisfy future demand? What is the state of our water infrastructure—both the pipes that bring us freshwater and the levees that keep it out? How secure is our water supply from natural disasters and... (read more)

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When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century
When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century
by Fred Pearce
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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... (read more)

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Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America
Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America
by Chris Wood
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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... (read more)

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Last Call at the Oasis: The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here (Participant Guide Media)
Last Call at the Oasis: The Global Water Crisis and Where We Go from Here (Participant Guide Media)
by Karl Weber
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“If there was a price placed on clean water we might start treating it like it has value. Maybe when it’s gone we'll realize we can’t drink oil or money.” —Dave Matthews     Less than 1 percent of the world... (read more)

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The World's Water Volume 7: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
The World's Water Volume 7: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources
by Peter H Gleick
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Produced biennially, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-to date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources. Each new volume examines critical global trends and offers the best data available on a variety of topics... (read more)

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Management of Water Resources in Protected Areas (Environmental Earth Sciences)
Management of Water Resources in Protected Areas (Environmental Earth Sciences)
by Hermes Farfan (edt) Gonzalez
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Natural ecosystems are heavily dependent on water, as it is essential to the development of life. The ecology and landscape play an important role in the quality and availability of water. It is no coincidence that exceptional hydrological phenomena are... (read more)

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Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? (Environmental Alert Series)
Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? (Environmental Alert Series)
by Sandra Postel
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For 6,000 years, irrigation has ranked among the most powerful tools of human advancement. The story of settled agriculture, the growth of cities, and the rise of early empires is, to no small degree, a story of controlling water to make the land more... (read more)

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Living with Nature's Extremes: The Life of Gilbert Fowler White
Living with Nature's Extremes: The Life of Gilbert Fowler White
by Robert E Hinshaw
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Gilbert White has been called the most internallionally renown geographer of the twentieth century, and one who personifies the ideal of a natural resources scientist committed to stewardship of our planet. He has educated the nation and the world on how... (read more)

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River Mechanics
River Mechanics
by Pierre Y. Julien
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This textbook offers a thorough analysis of rivers from upland areas to oceans. Julien scrutinizes select methods underlining both theory and engineering applications, emphasizing the mechanics of flood wave propagation and sediment transport in rivers... (read more)

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How Water Changes (States of Matter)
How Water Changes (States of Matter)
by Jim Mezzanotte
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Describes the water cycle, and answers such questions as "Why don't we have floods every time it rains?" and "How do plants help water circulate?"... (read more)

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Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity (Worldwatch Environmental Alert)
Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity (Worldwatch Environmental Alert)
by Sandra Postel
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We have taken for granted seemingly endless supplies of water flowing from reservoirs wells, and diversion projects; access to water has been key to food security, industrialization, and the growth of cities. In this book from the Worldwatch Institute... (read more)

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World Water Resources at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (International Hydrology)
World Water Resources at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (International Hydrology)
by I A Shiklomanov
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This volume provides a modern assessment of the state of the world's water resources. It collects in one place a huge amount of data. A uniform methodological approach for each continent is then built upon to analyse the dynamics of water resources... (read more)

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Contaminated Rivers: A Geomorphological-Geochemical Approach to Site Assessment and Remediation
Contaminated Rivers: A Geomorphological-Geochemical Approach to Site Assessment and Remediation
by Jerry R. Miller
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This book provides an introductory understanding of fluvial geomorphic principles and how these principles can be integrated with geochemical data to cost-effectively characterize, assess and remediate contaminated rivers. The book stresses the... (read more)

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Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around the World
Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around the World
by David Carle
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"Beyond [its] informative value, Traveling the 38th Parallel [is] very much [a] tribute to the joys of travel and the richness of learning firsthand from place. Something like pressing your nose against the glass of an all-you-can-eat buffet and#151... (read more)

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