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Unquenchable : America's water crisis and what to do about it
Title:
Unquenchable : America's water crisis and what to do about it
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Island Press, c2009.
ISBN:
9781597264365
Physical Description:
xii, 414 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I. The Crisis. 1. Atlanta's prayer for water -- 2. Wealth and the culture of water consumption -- 3. Our thirst for energy --4. Fouling our own nests -- 5. The crisis masked -- Part II. Real and surreal solutions. 6. Business as usual -- 7. Water alchemists -- 8. The ancient mariner's lament -- 9. Shall we drink pee? -- 10. Creative conservation -- 11. Water harvesting -- 12. Moore's law -- Part III. A new approach. 13. The enigma of the water closet -- 14. The diamond-water paradox -- 15. The steel deal -- 16. Privatization of water -- 17. Take the money and run -- 18. The future of farming -- 19. Environmental transfers -- 20. The buffalo's lament -- Conclusion : a blue print for reform -- Epilogue : The Salton Sea.
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