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- DescriptionNourished by fears of global warming and climate change, water has become an issue of international concern. In A Journey in the Future of Water leading water expert, TerjeTvedt, travels to 25 countries and all continents to find out more about the ways in which different nations are seeking to respond. From Project Moses, where gigantic underwater gates will rise to prevent the inundation of Venice, to India's River Link Plan, connecting 37 Himalayan rivers to major rivers in the south, the author examines the world's largest engineering projects, travels the great river valleys, visits the largest ocean under the Earth, and major cities of the world, to explore water's determining role in the life of the planet. The most comprehensive and accessible account of global water issues to date.
- Author BiographyTerje Tvedt is Professor of Geography at the University of Bergen and Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo. A Past President of the International Water History Association, he has published extensively on water-related topics and is the author of a number of influential books, including The River Nile in the Age of the British (I.B.Tauris,2004), which was shortlisted for the BRISMES Prize. He is Editor of the series History of Water (I.B.Tauris) and has written and presented two successful television documentaries on water, shown in 150 countries.
- Author(s)Terje Tvedt
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
- Date of Publication30/10/2012
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note66 integrated bw
- Weight544 g
- Width134 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
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