When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century

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When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century - Pearce, Fred
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Throughout history, rivers have been our foremost source of fresh water both for agriculture and for individual consumption, but now economists say that by 2025 water scarcity will cut global food production by more than the current U.S. grain harvest. In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce focuses on the dire state of the world's rivers to provide our most complete portrait yet of the growing world water crisis and its ramifications for us all. Pearce traveled to more than thirty countries ...