Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization (Paperback)
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Short Description for Water "A narrative account of how water has shaped human society from the ancient past to the present"--Provided by publisher.
- Published: 01 February 2011
- Format: Paperback 624 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780060548315 ISBN 10: 0060548312
- Sales rank: 124,795
Full description for Water
Far more than oil, the control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society's vital habitats, and the quality of ordinary daily lives. Today, freshwater scarcity is one of the twenty-first century's decisive, looming challenges, driving new political, economic, and environmental realities across the globe.In Water, Steven Solomon offers the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity from antiquity's earliest civilizations through the steam-powered Industrial Revolution and America's century. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Water is a groundbreaking account of man's most critical resource in shaping human destinies, from ancient times to our dawning age of water scarcity.