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Description - Water by Julian Caldecott

All known forms of life depend on water. It is the single most important substance on Earth. overing 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. ut 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. This fascinating book explains not only why we need to restore balance, but more importantly how we can do it." Zac Goldsmith, editor of The Ecologist.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753513507
ISBN-10: 0753513501
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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