Life in Every Drop
By (author) Julian Caldecott
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Water by Julian Caldecott
Book DescriptionAll known forms of life depend on water. It is the single most important substance on Earth. Covering 71 per cent of the Earth's surface, water is plentiful. But the seemingly boundless ocean has been transformed into a global storeroom, mine and rubbish dump. Some regions are now receiving too much rain, while others are receiving too little. 1.2 billion people lack access to a safe water supply, the amount of drinking water available is shrinking and the growth in demand for fresh water is increasing relentlessly. We are approaching a global water emergency. But how did we get into this situation, and what can we do about it? Julian Caldecott reveals where the water we use comes from, and at what social and environmental cost. He explains the history, science, economics and politics behind the looming water crisis, and reveals what the future holds, and what we can all do to make a difference.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753513507
(233mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julian Caldecott
Designing Conservation Projects, Paperback (July 2009)
An account of conservation across tropical Asia, Africa and Latin America, by a field conservationist.
Water, Paperback (August 2008)
All known forms of life depend on water. Covering 71 per cent of the Earth's surface, water seems to be plentiful. But the amount of available drinking water is shrinking and the need for it is increasing relentlessly. This book explores the historical, scientific, political and economic reasons behind the looming water crisis.
World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation, Hardback (September 2005)» View all books by Julian Caldecott
Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apes are on the very edge of extinction. This atlas provides an overview of what is known about the six species of great apes - chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and western lowland gorilla.
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Author Biography - Julian Caldecott
Julian Caldecott is an ecologist who has spent the last three years in senior consultancy positions with the United Nations Environment Programme, focusing on environmental disaster management. His work throughout the developing world has included environmental education, ethnobiology and sustainable ecosystem management. He is the author of Deep Water and the co-author/editor of the World Atlas of Great Apes and Their Conservation.
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