When the Rivers Run Dry
What Happens When Our Water Runs Out?
By (author) Fred Pearce
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When the Rivers Run Dry by Fred Pearce
Book DescriptionThe world is running out of water. Even in the UK our reservoirs empty and there are drought warnings and hose pipe bans each year. Some of world's largest rivers now trickle into sand miles from the ocean, exhausted by human need. Water is 'the new oil' - except we can live without oil; there are no alternatives to fresh water. From Kent to Kenya, Fred Pearce explores the complex origins of the growing world water crisis. His vivid reportage reveals the personal stories behind failing rivers, barren fields, pollution, desertification, floods and water wars. Is there hope? Yes - but only if we revolutionize the way we treat water. This phenomenally important book shows us just how essential it is that each one of us takes responsibility for the way we use this crucial resource now - before all our rivers run dry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781903919583
(198mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Eden Project Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A provocative exploration of the 'new ecology' and why most of what we think we know about alien species is wrong
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Coming Population Crash, Paperback / softback (April 2011)
Pearce chronicles nearly 200 years of demographic issues, beginning with efforts to contain the demographic explosion, from the early environmental movement's racism and involvement in eugenics to coercive family-planning policies in China and India.
Peoplequake, Paperback (February 2011)» View all books by Fred Pearce
Wherever we look, population is the driver of the most toxic issues on the political agenda. But the population bomb is being defused. This title takes on the matter that is fundamental to who we are and how we live, confronting our demographic demons.
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Author Biography - Fred Pearce
Fred Pearce is a former news editor at New Scientist magazine, and is currently its environment and development consultant. He has written 14 previous books, which have been published in the UK and US and translated into French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Norwegian and Portugueseis. He writes regularly for the Independent and the Times Higher Education Supplement, the Boston Globe and Foreign Policy in the US. He is also syndicated in Japan, Australia and elsewhere and has filed articles from more than 50 countries in the past decade. He was voted BEMA Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001 and has been short-listed for the same award in 2000, 2002 and 2003. He is a past recipient of the Peter Kent Conservation Book Award and the TES Junior Information Book Award. His books have been translated into eight languages. He is a regular broadcaster on radio and TV, with interview credits from Today to Richard and Judy to the Open University.
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