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Description - The Great Lakes Water Wars by Peter Annin

The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will they divert water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Central Asia's Aral Sea, which has lost 90 percent of its surface area and 75 percent of its volume since 1960? Or will they come to see that unregulated water withdrawals are ultimately catastrophic? Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind these upcoming battles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559630870
ISBN-10: 1559630876
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Annin

A former correspondent with Newsweek magazine, Peter Annin is associate director of the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.