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Peak Water: Civilisations and the World's Water Crisis
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Peak Water: Civilisations and the World's Water Crisis (Hardback)

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Water is the source of life and the building block of all civilisation. The control of water has shaped politics, health, population growth, city planning, technology and religion. Controlling water has driven progress, through the growth of intensive farming and industrial revolution. It has also become a symbol of our civilisation - evidence that we have mastered nature.From the hanging gardens of Babylon and the ancient myth of the Nile to the fountains in Las Vegas, water is the one constant. We are fed by irrigated fields, live in plumbed cities, and turn on a tap without a moment's thought. Yet, this simple technology that underpins everything is at bursting point. There are too many people for the available water, and war may follow. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentManagement of land & natural resourcesDrought & water supplyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentWaste managementScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Luath Press Ltd Publication Date: 26/10/2009 ISBN-13: 9781906817190  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alexander Bell worked as a journalist for the BBC, The Observer and the Herald. He reported from around the world and in the UK on conflicts and major events. Over time, he began to think that the greatest story of the age was how mankind lives on the planet. He became fascinated by water -- the way it influences the shape of so many things, and the assumption that the next big war would be over water. He wrote this book to share that fascination and introduce a wide readership to a vital issue. He lives in Edinburgh with his daughter.

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