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Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
by Steven Solomon
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Far more than oil, the control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society's vital habitats, and the quality of ordinary daily lives. Today... (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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Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control
Clean Water: An Introduction to Water Quality and Pollution Control
by Kenneth M Vigil
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Clean Water is a book for anyone concerned about this precious resource who wants to become better informed. In straightforward language, Kenneth Vigil provides a comprehensive introduction to the many scientific, regulatory, cultural, and geographic... (read more)

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Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West
Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West
by Donald Worster
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When Henry David Thoreau went for his daily walk, he would consult his instincts on which direction to follow. More often than not his inner compass pointed west or southwest. "The future lies that way to me," he explained, "and the earth seems more... (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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Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind
Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind
by Brian Fagan
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In Elixir, New York Times bestselling author Brian Fagan tells the story of our most vital resource and how it has shaped our history, from ancient Mesopotamia to the parched present of the Sunbelt. Fagan relates how every human society has been shaped... (read more)

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Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis (5TH 13 Edition)
Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis (5TH 13 Edition)
by Philip B. Bedient
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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Hydrology.   This text offers a clear and up-to-date presentation of fundamental concepts and design methods required to understand hydrology and floodplain analysis. It addresses the computational emphasis... (read more)

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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, Washington Post 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... (read more)

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Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems (4TH 10 Edition)
Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems (4TH 10 Edition)
by Ned H. Hwang
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Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems, Fourth Edition is a very useful reference for practicing engineers who want to review basic principles and their applications in hydraulic engineering systems. This fundamental treatment of engineering... (read more)

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A View of the River
A View of the River
by Luna Bergere Leopold
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With the Midwest under water, America had a chance to see how effectively it had "improved" its rivers. We've straightened and dredged them, revetted and rerouted them, made massive efforts to control them, yet our actions have been less than successful.... (read more)

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Overtapped Oasis: Reform or Revolution for Western Water
Overtapped Oasis: Reform or Revolution for Western Water
by Marc Reisner
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Overtapped Oasis analyzes the West's water allocation system from top to bottom and offers dozens of revolutionary proposals for increased efficiency and policy reform. Marc Reisner and Sarah Bates argue that the West's underlying problem is not a... (read more)

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Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do about It
Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do about It
by Robert Jerome Glennon
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In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run... (read more)

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Unquenchable (10 Edition)
Unquenchable (10 Edition)
by Robert Jerome Glennon
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In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run... (read more)

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Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Environmental Science)
Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Environmental Science)
by Bernd Westrich
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This is the first interdisciplinary book on the mobilization of nutrients and pollutants in the water phase due to hydrodynamic processes. Coverage includes the formation of aggregates in turbulent water; flocks and biofilms from organic reactions; and... (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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The Fish Production Potential of the Baltic Sea: A New General Approach for Optimizing Fish Quota Including a Holistic Management Plan Based on Ecosys (Environmental Science and Engineering / Environm
The Fish Production Potential of the Baltic Sea: A New General Approach for Optimizing Fish Quota Including a Holistic Management Plan Based on Ecosys (Environmental Science and Engineering / Environm
by Lars Ha Kanson
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It presents a new approach to set fish quota based on holistic ecosystem modeling (the CoastWeb-model) and also a plan to optimize a sustainable management of the Baltic Sea including a cost-benefit analysis. This plan accounts for the production of prey... (read more)

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Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research #1: Tsunamis in the World
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research #1: Tsunamis in the World
by Stefano Tinti
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Tsunamis in the World is a book opening an interesting window on the present-day research on tsunamis. It is a selection of 16 contributions out of the 39 presentations given at the XV International Tsunami Symposium (Vienna, August 1991), i.e. at the... (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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Groundwater Management in the East of the European Union: Transboundary Strategies for Sustainable Use and Protection of Resources (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental)
Groundwater Management in the East of the European Union: Transboundary Strategies for Sustainable Use and Protection of Resources (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental)
by Tomasz Nalecz
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This volume is the result of work carried out under the NATO SPS Study Pilot Project "Sustainable Use and Protection of Groundwater Resources - Transboundary Water Management." It contains basic information on hydrogeological conditions, groundwater... (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 incisive, intrepid, and habit-changing narrative investigation into the commercialization of our most basic human need: drinking water. Having already surpassed milk and beer, and second now only to soda, bottled water is on the verge of becoming the... (read more)

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