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The atlas of water : mapping the world's most critical resource / Maggie Black and Jannet King ; foreword by Margaret Catley-Carlson.

Black, Maggie, 1945- (Author). King, Jannet. (Added Author). Clarke, Robin T., 1934- Atlas of water. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library G 1046 .C3 C5 2009 30541344 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780520259348
  • ISBN: 0520259343
  • Physical Description: 1 atlas (128 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
First ed. (2004) by Robin Clarke and Jannet King.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 120-125) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The global water pot -- Water shortage -- Rising demand -- Dwindling supply -- Competition and conflict -- Climate change -- Urbanization -- Altered flows -- Draining wetlands -- Drylands and droughts -- Floods -- Water for drinking -- Water for sanitation -- Water at home -- Water and disease -- Disease vectors -- Water for food -- Dispossession by water -- Irrigation -- Water for industry -- Water for energy -- Water for fisheries -- Transport and leisure -- Water for sale -- Water pollutants -- Water pollution -- Damaged waterways -- Threatened ecologies -- Millennium development goals -- Treaties and obligations -- Deepening co-operation -- Managing water -- Water footprint -- Water at a price -- Technological fixes.
Subject: Water-supply > Maps.
Water quality > Maps.
Groundwater > Maps.
Water resources development > Maps.
Water conservation > Maps.
Water > Pollution > Maps.
Water

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The Atlas of Water : Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource
The Atlas of Water : Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource
by Black, Maggie; King, Jannet; Lacey, Candida
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The Atlas of Water : Mapping the World's Most Critical Resource


Climate change and an exponential population explosion threaten the world's supply of fresh water, edging us closer to a global water crisis, with dire implications for agriculture, the economy, the environment, and human health. Completely revised and updated since its first edition, The Atlas of Water is a compelling visual guide to the state of this life-sustaining resource. Using vivid graphics, maps, and charts, it explores the complex human interaction with water over time and across the world. This vibrant atlas addresses all the pressing issues concerning water, from human impacts like dams and construction to water shortages and excessive demand, pollution, privatization, and water management. It also outlines critical tools for managing water, providing safe access to water, and preserving the future of the world's water supply.

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