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When the rivers run dry. Water - the defining crisis of the twenty-first century

Author: Pearce, Fred Publisher: Beacon, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 324 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807085723Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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When the Rivers Run Dry Water - the Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century Contents Introduction ix I. When the rivers run dry . . . the crops fail 1 The Human Sponge 3 2 North America: Crossing the Rio Grande 9 3 Riding the Water Cycle 19 4 Pakistan: The Unhappy Valley 27 II. When the rivers run dry . . . we mine our children's water 5 India: A Colossal Anarchy 35 6 Halliburton's Job for Qaddafi 45 7 The World's Largest Mass Poisoning 49 8 Mirages 57 III. When the rivers run dry ... the wet places die 9 The Common Wealth 67 10 Lake Chad: Tragedy of the Floodplains 77 11 Seas of Death 89 12 Mekong: Feel the Pulse 93 IV. When the rivers run dry . . . floods may not be far behind 13 China: The Hanging River 107 14 Changing Climate 123 V. When the rivers run dry . . . engineers pour concrete 15 16 Wonders of the World 131 Sun, Silt, and Stagnant Ponds 141 17 Dams That Cause Floods 147 VI. When the rivers run dry . . . men go to war over water 18 Palestine: Poisoning the Wells of Peace 155 19 20 The First Modern Water War 167 Swords of Damocles 175 VII. When the rivers run dry . . . civilizations fall 21 Elisha's Spring and the Mysteries 22 of Angkor 185 Losing the West 193 Aral Sea: The End of the World 201 23 VIII. When the rivers run dry . . . we go looking for new water 24 Taking the Water to the People 219 25 Sewage on Tap 231 26 Closed Basins and Closed Minds 237 27 Out of Thin Air 245 IX. When the rivers run dry . . . we try to catch the rain 28 Catch the Rain 259 29 On the Grapevine 267 30 Unfailing Springs 273 X. When the rivers run dry . . . we go with the flow 31 32 Freeing 33 Learning to Love the Floods 283 Saddam's Captives 293 More Crop Per Drop 299 34 Water Ethics 305 Index 313

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