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When the Rivers Run Dry, Fully Revised and Updated Edition by Fred Pearce

When the Rivers Run Dry, Fully Revised and Updated Edition

When the Rivers Run Dry, Fully Revised and Updated Edition by Fred Pearce
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Aug 28, 2018 | 328 Pages
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Table Of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction: The Power of a River

I. When the rivers run dry . . . the poor take to the road

1. The Human Sponge
2. Lake Chad
3. Sahel
4. Riding the Water Cycle

II. When the rivers run dry . . . America loses the West

5. Rio Grande
6. Colorado
7. California

III. When the rivers run dry . . . the wet places die

8. Mekong
9. Seas of Death
10. England

IV. When the rivers run dry . . . we mine our children’s water

11. India
12. Overpumping the World
13. Bangladesh

V. When the rivers run dry . . . engineers pour concrete

14. Wonders of the World
15. The New Dam Era
16. Sun, Silt, and Stagnant Ponds

VI. When the rivers run dry . . . floods may not be far behind

17. China
18. Unleashing the River Dragon
19. Changing Climate

VII. When the rivers run dry . . . we go to war over water

20. Honduras
21. Palestine
22. River Jordan
23. Egypt
24. Iraq
25. Mesopotamia
26. Tibet

VIII. When the rivers run dry . . . civilizations fall

27. Elisha’s Spring and the Riddle of Angkor
28. Aral Sea

IX. When the rivers run dry . . . we try to catch the rain

29. Harvesting the Monsoons
30. Oman
31. Iran

X. When the rivers run dry . . . we go looking for new water

32. Taking the Water to the People
33. Singapore
34. Out of Thin Air
35. Seeding Clouds and Desalting the Sea

XI. When the rivers run dry . . . we should go with the flow

36. Europe
37. Ganges and Mississippi
38. More Crop per Drop
39. Colombia
40. Water Ethics

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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