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Jeremy J. Schmidt - Water - 9781479846429 - V9781479846429
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Description for Water Hardcover. Num Pages: 320 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JHMP; RNK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 22. Weight in Grams: 629.

An intellectual history of America's water management philosophy
Humans take more than their geological share of water, but they do not benefit from it equally. This imbalance has created an era of intense water scarcity that affects the security of individuals, states, and the global economy. For many, this brazen water grab and the social inequalities it produces reflect the lack of a coherent philosophy connecting people to the planet. Challenging this view, Jeremy Schmidt shows how water was made a “resource” that linked geology, politics, and culture to American institutions. Understanding the global spread and evolution of this ... Read more

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New York University Press United States
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About Jeremy J. Schmidt
Jeremy J. Schmidt is Assistant Professor of Geography at Durham University. He is the co-editor of Water Ethics: Foundational Readings for Students and Professionals.

Reviews for Water
"Watermakes a strong and compelling case that we have accepted for far too long the perspective that water can be constructed only, or primarily, as a resource."
Environmental History
"[An] ambitious, deeply researched, and thoughtful work of interdisciplinary scholarship. . . establishes fascinating connections between seeming dead ends in American intellectual history and todays global socioenvironmental concerns."
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