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Peak Water: How We Built Civilisation on Water and Drained the World Dry (Paperback)
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Peak Water: How We Built Civilisation on Water and Drained the World Dry (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/05/2012
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Civilisation is thirsty... it never stopped to think what would happen if the water ran out. ALEXANDER BELL

Peak water is the point when the available water is not enough to meet the demands of the world's growing population. We might live on a watery world, but we are exhausting accessible supplies. Many parts of the world are already facing this crisis, and not only in the developing world. Some of the places experiencing 'peak water' are in the USA, Europe and the UK. Even the wettest lands will be engulfed in the global catastrophe that looms. This is the issue of our age.

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781906817718
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


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What makes Peak Water interesting is the way it weaves such laconic personal predictions with a wealth of history, anecdote and analysis, all focussing on the vital role of water in the rise and fall of civilisations... [Bell's] aim is to provoke thought, to stir discussion amongst lay observers - and in that he certainly succeeds. SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS

How we built civilization on water and drained the world dry is the subject of Alexander Bell's recent book, Peak Water. Bell delves deeply into the roots of modern civilisation, beginning just before the settlement of the first cities... There have been many books in recent years recounting the trouble we are in when it comes to water, but few that examine how we arrived at this point. Bell does just that... THE ECOLOGIST

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