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A journey in the future of water, translated by Richard Daly

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"Nourished by fears of global warming and climate change, water has become an issue of international concern. In "Journey in the Future of Water" leading water expert, TerjeTvedt, travels to 25 countries and all continents to find out more about the ways in which different nations are seeking to respond. From Project Moses, where gigantic underwater gates will rise to prevent the inundation of Venice, to India's River Link Plan, connecting 37 Himalayan rivers to major rivers in the south, the author examines the world's largest engineering projects, travels the great river valleys, visits 'the largest ocean under the Earth', and major cities of the world, to explore water's determining role in the life of the planet. The most comprehensive and accessible account of global water issues to date."--Bloomsbury publishing
Table Of Contents
Preface : A Journey in Water -- PART I: THE NEW UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WATER -- 1. To the rivers in heaven and the centre of the world -- 2. A pump tour in the Netherlands -- 3. The icy barrens that became the world's 'hot spot' -- 4. The city that refuses to drown -- 5. The Aztecs' 'land on water' and the Mayans' subterranean water world -- PART II: IN THE TIME OF THE WATER LORDS -- 6. South Africa's brief 'water war' -- 7. A water festival in Spain -- 8. To the Nile -- 9. Where the Blue Nile and the White Nile meet -- 10. Dams and baptisms in Ethiopia -- 11. On the Scandinavian rain coast -- 12. Dethroning the powers of the monsoon -- 13. Flood plain -- 14. To the Himalayas and the 'war in heaven' -- 15. Where the most sacred river is toxic -- 16. The dark horse at the roof of the world -- 17. "Cool" water - Paris and Lourdes -- PART III: A NEW WATER AGE -- 18. Walking on water in California -- 19. In the Sahara - a new man-made Nile Valley -- 20. History's grandest engineering project in China -- 21. Turn Those Siberian Rivers Around Now! -- 22. To the subterranean 'great lake' in the ancient land of the Indians -- 23. An island of the sagas enters the age of water -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
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Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (272 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781848857445

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