Deep Water : The Epic Struggle over Dams, Displaced People, And the Environment (Paperback)

Author: Leslie, Jacques

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Taking the reader to the sites of controversial dams, Leslie shows why dams are at once the hope of developing nations and a blight on their people and landscape.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312425562
SKU 202607780
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312425562
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
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Editors Note  A Discover Magazine Top Science Book of the Year| |A Northern California Book Award Finalist| |There are more than 45,000 of them in the world. They have altered the speed of the planet's rotation, the tilt of its axis, and the shape of its gravitational field. They influence landscapes and societies. They are dams, and in Deep Water, Jacques Leslie offers an incisive, searching, and beautifully written account of the emerging crisis over dams and the world's water. Reporting in the tradition of John McPhee and Peter Matthiessen, Leslie examines the crisis through the lives of three people: Medha Patkar, the world's foremost anti-dam activist; Thayer Scudder, an American anthropologist; and Don Blackmore, an Australian water manager. In each of these engrossing portraits, Leslie shows how dams seduce national leaders with seeming bounties of water and power but end up producing blights on the citizenry and landscape. Deep Water is an eloquent and important book about the water crisis and a startling look at the fate of our planet.
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Number of Pages 0352
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