When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century
Beacon Press (MA), 9780807085738, 324pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2007
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Praise For When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century…
A strong—and scary—case that a worldwide water shortage is the most fearful looming environmental crisis. With a drumbeat of facts both horrific (thousands of wells in India and Bangladesh are poisoned by fluoride and arsenic) and fascinating (it takes 20 tons of water to make one pound of coffee), the former New Scientist news editor documents a 'kind of cataclysm' already affecting many of the world's great rivers.—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Oil we can replace. Water we can't—which is why this book is both so ominous and so important."—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature