Water by Steven Solomon
The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

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“I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi—it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true the world over; this volume will give you the background to understand the forces that will drive much of 21st century history.” —Bill McKibben

In Water, esteemed journalist Steven Solomon describes a terrifying—and all too real—world in which access to fresh water has replaced oil as the primary cause of global conflicts that increasingly emanate from drought-ridden, overpopulated areas of the world. Meticulously researched and undeniably prescient, Water is a stunningly clear-eyed action statement on what Robert F Kennedy, Jr. calls “the biggest environmental and political challenge of our time.”


About Steven Solomon

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Steven Solomon is a journalist who has written for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, and Esquire, and has commented on NPR's Marketplace. He is also the author of The Confidence Game. Solomon lives in Washington, D.C.
Published December 16, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 627 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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It was hydroelectric power, ie, water, that powered the aircraft factories and aluminium smelters that in turn played a “decisive role” in America's victory in the second world war.

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The American Interest

neutralizing the chloride ions may cause the positively charged sodium ions a given packet of fluid to repel one another to the point that the population of sodium ions in the packet is significantly reduced.

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