When the Rivers Run Dry

Ebook $16.95

Beacon Press | Mar 09, 2006 | ISBN 9780807085868

  • Paperback$16.95

    Beacon Press | Mar 15, 2007 | 336 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780807085738

  • Ebook$16.95

    Beacon Press | Mar 09, 2006 | ISBN 9780807085868


A strong—and scary—case that a worldwide water shortage is the most fearful looming environmental crisis. With a drumbeat of facts both horrific (thousands of wells in India and Bangladesh are poisoned by fluoride and arsenic) and fascinating (it takes 20 tons of water to make one pound of coffee), the former New Scientist news editor documents a ‘kind of cataclysm’ already affecting many of the world’s great rivers.—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Oil we can replace. Water we can’t—which is why this book is both so ominous and so important.”—Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

Also by Fred Pearce

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