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Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity

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Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity by Jeremy J. Schmidt

An intellectual history of America's water management philosophy. Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For many, this brazen water grab and the social inequalities it produces reflect the lack of a coherent philosophy connecting people to the planet. Challenging this view, Jeremy Schmidt shows how water was made a “resource” that linked geology, politics, and culture to American institutions. Understanding the global spread and evolution of this philosophy is now key to addressing inequalities that exist on a geological scale. Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity, details the remarkable intellectual history of America

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Pages: 320
Size: 716 KB
Publisher: NYU Press
Date published:   2017
ISBN: 9781479892778 (DRM-EPUB)

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