When the Rivers Run Dry by Fred Pearce
Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century

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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 the world water crisis, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger and its ramifications for us all.

About Fred Pearce

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Fred Pearce is an award-winning author and journalist based in London. He has reported on environment, science, and development issues from sixty-seven countries over the past twenty years. Environment consultant at New Scientist since 1992, he also writes regularly for the Guardian newspaper and Yale University's prestigious e360 website. Pearce was voted UK Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001 and CGIAR agricultural research journalist of the year in 2002, and won a lifetime achievement award from the Association of British Science Writers in 2011. His many books include With Speed and Violence, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner, The Coming Population Crash, and When the Rivers Run Dry.
Published March 9, 2006 by Beacon Press. 336 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change by Tim Flannery 341pp, Allen Lane, £20 When the Rivers Run Dry: What Happens When Our Water Runs Out?

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Attention must be paid to deteriorating municipal water systems and investments made to fix the potable water leaking into the ground, in some cities as much as 40% of a city’s potable water.

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The Ecologist

Citing water shortages as a key factor in numerous global issues, Pearce demonstrates how everything from agricultural struggles in India to the continuing tensions in Israel and culture clashes between Mexico and the United States, can be traced back to water.

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