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
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Reviews for Water
"[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."