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Acclaimed author and awardwinning scientist and activist vandana shiva lucidly details the severity of the global water shortage, calling the water crisis the most pervasive, most severe, and most invisible dimension of the ecological devastation of the earth. Pyne, author of how the canyon became grand water wars is a. The water wars by cameron stracher published by sourcebooks fire on january 1st 2011 pages. His writing has appeared in the new york times, the new york times magazine, and the wall street journal, among other publications. The wave of demonstrations and police violence was described as a public uprising against water prices. Privatization, pollution and profit, vandana shiva, the worlds most prominent radical scientist shines a light on activists who are fighting corporate maneuvers to convert this lifesustaining resource into more gold for. Welcome to a future where water is more precious than oil or, isbn 9781402243691 buy the the water wars ebook. And even though it deals with environmental issues and greed, it never felt preachy. The followup to animal mystic, featuring an earth woman transformed into an amazon warrior queen in outer space. Privatization, pollution and profit book online at.
Udall professor of law and public policy, university of arizona college of law. Water conflict is a term describing a conflict between countries, states, or groups over an access to water resources. With the debate around water scarcity expanding across the globe, vandana shivas water wars is an important book to read. We are having water wars in india already, says brahma chellaney, author of books. Privatization, pollution and profit, acclaimed author vandana shiva sheds light on the activists who are fighting corporate manoeuvres to convert this lifesustaining resource into more gold for the elites. She is the author and editor of many influential books, including making peace with the earth, earth. Denying poor people access to water by privatizing water distribution or polluting wells and rivers is also terrorism. The world is a changed place and with the rivers and lakes drying up as well as a massive drought, water is so hard to come by that people will kill for it, literally. Cameron stracher tells a story with quick pacing, compelling characters and a vision of a frightening future. This is a wonderful book, a wakeup call of startling clarity and insig.
Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oiland worth killing for vera and her brother, will, live in the shadow of the great panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. The new conflicts of the future could be sparked by climate change. There are fines for wasting it and prison sentences for exceeding the quotas. The water wars has a frighteningly realistic premise that will speak to ecologically aware readers. Peter annin publisher description for the great lakes water wars peter annin. In a world where water has become a precious resource, vera and her brother befriend a boy who seems to have unlimited access to water and who suspiciously disappears, prompting a dangerous search challenged by pirates, a paramilitary group, and corporations. The great lakes water wars by peter annin books on. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. Privatization, pollution and profit book online at best prices in india on. Review of the water wars by cameron stracher rhapsody. Howard gordon, executive producer, 24, and author of gideons war forthcoming 2011. Famed as a water planet, earth has too much in some places, too little in others, and everywhere the crisis of matching water with people. The water wars by cameron stracher fantastic fiction. I first caught word of the water wars last year, and was struck by the idea of a droughtridden future.
A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Water wars is a brisk and personable introduction to a once and future struggle that is not going away. Pyne, author of how the canyon became grand it should be read and widely discussed while there is still time to change course. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, the great lakes water wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the pastand futureof this unique resource. Acclaimed author and awardwinning scientist and activist vandana shiva lucidly details the severity of the global water shortage, calling the water crisis. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the great lakes water wars. Mismanagement of the vital resource threatens to hit industry and the broader economy. An examination of the many controversial appropriations of nature by private concerns, from the rain forests to the gene pool.
Rayner, the life of horatio lord nelson by robert southey, the shining sea. Water wars privatization pollution and profit abebooks. Its premise is promising the nation is experiencing a water shortage and its left the landscape bone dry. Danayjassia johnson the book im reading is the water wars. The rivers have dried up, the polar caps have melted, and drinkable water is now in the hands of the powerful few. As terry tempest williams wrote in her 2016 book, the hour of land, water wars will make oil wars obsolete. The water wars of the twentyfirst century may match or even surpass the oil wars of the twentieth. Alexander london and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Theres hardly a drop to be had in any glass in this nottoofarfetchedseeming story about a future in which drinkable water is the only form of wealth that matters. Western times and water wars chronicles more than a hundred years of tumultuous events in the history of californias owens valley.
The water wars of the twentyfirst century may matchor even surpassthe oil wars of the twentieth. Privatization, pollution, and profit by shiva, vandana isbn. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads in more than a dozen categories. Water wars is a phrase used to describe increased competition for water resources, due to drought, climate change, or increasing populations. I want to clarify, first of all, that this is no hunger games and i do not feel that it tries to be so i dont think the comparison is a fair one to make. Burson marsteller is a veteran of the water wars of the early aughts, when nestle and the people of poland, maine, slugged it out over a local spring. After a strong start to a story of william mulholland and l. The forecast that future wars will be fought over water has been made long enough for it to become both a platitude and subject to doubt. Water wars by vandana shiva south end press, 2002 pxiv destruction of water resources and of forest catchments and aquifers is a form of terrorism. Revealing how many of the most important conflicts of our time, most often camouflaged as ethnic wars or religious wars, are in fact conflicts over scarce but vital natural resources, she calls for a movement to preserve water access for all and offers a blueprint for global resistance based on examples of successful campaigns.
Denying poor people access to water by privatizing water distribution or polluting wells and. Water touches virtually every aspect of our life and is directly linked to our survival. Bereft of fresh water, life on the planet could face extinction, and the images of fighting supernations, struggling. Between 1948 and 1999, cooperation over water, including the signing. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Cameron stracher is a noted media lawyer and has written for a number of news publications, so i was eager to see how his writing would translate to fiction. He stood in the open road drinking water from a plastic cup, then spilled the remaining drops into the dirt. Its about a boy who talks about a river that he knows about. The cochabamba water war was a series of protests that took place in cochabamba, bolivias fourth largest city, between december 1999 and april 2000 in response to the privatization of the citys municipal water supply company semapa.
This dystopian novel takes three teens on an adventure set in a world that has run out of water. It would be fair to assume that mankinds first battles were fought between warring tribes over the control of a local watering hole. Buy a cheap copy of the great lakes water wars book by peter annin. The water wars by cameron stracher book cover, description, publication history. The water wars is set in a time where fresh, real water is a rare commodity and it has people at war. Goodreads members who liked the water wars also liked.
The water wars by cameron stracher sourcebooks january 2011 256pp. It is the definitive book on the struggle over the great lakes. Hundreds of millions of people have already died, and millions more will soon fallvictims of. When we moved into this house in late 2015 with a new baby and a 6yearold.
Mar 26, 2012 are we doomed to wage wars over water. Story, art and cover by greg williams, credited as the dark one. A physicist turned environmental activist, shiva has a. Welcome future where water more precious than gold hundreds millions people have already died millions more will soon fallvictims disease hunger dehydration time drought rivers have dried polar caps have melted drinkable water hands powerful there fines wasting prison sentences exceeding quotas didnt seem care about this stood open road drinking water from plastic then spilled remaining. The water wars isbn 9781402243691 pdf epub cameron stracher.
The united nations recognizes that water disputes result from opposing interests of water users, public or private. Pollution, profits and privatization vandana shiva on. National intelligence strategy, released in september of last year, highlights an elevated potential for water scarcity to generate instability. Jun 30, 2011 water too often is treated as a commodity, as an instrument with which one population group can suppress another. Mar 18, 2009 cooperation, in fact, is the dominant response to shared water resources. The great lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million americans and canadians live. Jan 25, 2011 water, on the other hand, is one of our most precious resources, and already faces serious shortages the water wars is so effective because it paints a stark, horrifying picture of what very well could be earths future. The great lakes water wars ebook written by peter annin. The water wars is filled with nonstop action and it moves along at a breathless pace.
How that water is used by, or diverted from, those people is the story of the great lakes water wars. The water wars is a gripping environmental thriller with a tooreal message. In 2001, water warriors there regained control of their water supply and defied all odds by driving out the transnational corporation that had stolen their water in the first place. With it, she has produced another collection of thoughtprovoking and wellresearched essays. This acclaimed book by cameron stracher is available at in several formats for your ereader.
In 1995, world bank vice president ismail serageldin said, the wars of the next century will be fought over water source. Forget chinatown, get the real story of californias most famous water war kim stringfellow her work bridges cultural geography, environmental journalism, public practice and experimental documentary into creative, socially engaged transmedia experiences. Buy a cheap copy of the water wars book by cameron stracher. Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Just as wars over oil played a major role in 20th century history, a new book makes a convincing case that many 21st. Dont you think thats kind of crazy to talkmore the book im reading is the water wars. Welcome to a future where water is more precious than oil or gold. Privatization, pollution, and profit reprint by shiva, vandana isbn. Feb 01, 2002 the water wars of the twentyfirst century may match or even surpass the oil wars of the twentieth.1110 627 120 1430 93 1526 682 667 578 1565 1534 103 1382 476 1089 1093 771 235 689 441 1223 1154 230 988 231 1330 254 1121 823 897 294 716 1581 1108 876 136 1122 881 838 157 605 922 933 310 1009 907 928 1367 245 1399