Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven SolomonWater: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization by Steven Solomon

Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

bySteven Solomon

Hardcover | January 5, 2010

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“I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi—it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true the world over; this volume will give you the background to understand the forces that will drive much of 21st century history.” —Bill McKibben

In Water, esteemed journalist Steven Solomon describes a terrifying—and all too real—world in which access to fresh water has replaced oil as the primary cause of global conflicts that increasingly emanate from drought-ridden, overpopulated areas of the world. Meticulously researched and undeniably prescient, Water is a stunningly clear-eyed action statement on what Robert F Kennedy, Jr. calls “the biggest environmental and political challenge of our time.”

Steven Solomon is a journalist who has written forThe New York Times,BusinessWeek,The Economist,Forbes, andEsquire, and has commented on NPR'sMarketplace. He is also the author ofThe Confidence Game. Solomon lives in Washington, D.C.
Title:Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and CivilizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.41 inPublished:January 5, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060548304

ISBN - 13:9780060548308


Editorial Reviews

“Seeking to inspire us to place a higher value on water and establish wiser approaches to its use, Solomon has created a brilliantly discursive and compelling epic of humankind’s most vital resource.”