Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

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$11.34
UPC:
9780060548315
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (January 18, 2011)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
608
Shipping Weight:
2 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6 x 1 x 9 inches
ISBN-10:
0060548312
ISBN-13:
978-0060548315
Author:
Steven Solomon

Product Overview

Far more than oil, the control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society's vital habitats, and the quality of ordinary daily lives. Today, freshwater scarcity is one of the twenty-first century's decisive, looming challenges, driving new political, economic, and environmental realities across the globe.InWater, Steven Solomon offers the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity from antiquity's earliest civilizations through the steam-powered Industrial Revolution and America's century. Meticulously researched and masterfully written,Wateris a groundbreaking account of man's most critical resource in shaping human destinies, from ancient times to our dawning age of water scarcity.

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