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The Atlas of Water

Mapping the World’s Most Critical Resource

Maggie Black (Author), Jannet King (Author), Candida Lacey (Author)

Not available in British Common; Available in Canada

Paperback, 128 pages
ISBN: 9780520259348
October 2009
$26.95, £19.95
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Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world’s supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction with water over time and across the world. This vibrant atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from human impacts like dams and construction to water shortages and excessive demand, pollution, privatization, and water management. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the world’s water supply.
“Provides a fascinating look at the state of water in our world and can be considered a must-read for anyone grappling with this complex topic.”—The Green Life Blog Sierra
“An appealing, brief volume that covers the global state of water resources, uses, and issues. . . . Recommended.”—Choice

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