Whose Water is It?: The Unquenchable Thirst of a Water-hungry World

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Bernadette McDonald, Douglas Jehl
National Geographic Society, 2003 - Nature - 232 pages
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"In this book, 14 prominent environmental writers address every aspect of the looming crisis. They explore the paradox that, on a blue planet like ours, little of that resource is actually available for use, and offer alarming and persuasive evidence that we are using what we have much faster than it can be replenished - a problem that will only grow worse as the global population grows and the rate of climate change and airborne pollution quickens. They show the dire consequences of current trends, from desertification to epidemic disease to increasingly bitter battles over who "owns" water and how to apportion our dwindling supply."--BOOK JACKET.

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McDonald, an environmentalist and editor of Extreme Landscape, and Jehl, a New York Times national correspondent on environmental affairs, gather 13 compelling essays on the state of water use in a ... Read full review


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Bernadette McDonald teaches Sociology in Cavan Institute.

DOUGLAS JEHL is a national correspondent for the New York Times, specializing in environmental affairs. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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