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The Resource Pillar of sand : can the irrigation miracle last?, Sandra Postel

Pillar of sand : can the irrigation miracle last?, Sandra Postel

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Pillar of sand : can the irrigation miracle last?
Title
Pillar of sand
Title remainder
can the irrigation miracle last?
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Postel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Pillar of Sand, author Sandra Postel examines the challenges to our modern irrigation society - from mounting water scarcity and salinization of soils to rising tensions between countries over shared rivers. She explores irrigation's role in the rise and fall of early civilizations and connects the lessons of the past with the challenge of making irrigation thrive into the twenty-first century and beyond." "Pillar of Sand points the way toward protecting rivers and vital ecosystems even as we aim to produce enough food for a projected 8 billion people by the year 2030. Postel shows how innovative irrigation technologies and strategies can alleviate hunger and environmental stress at the same time. And she calls for a new ethic of sufficiency and sharing in response to impending water limits."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Postel, Sandra
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S618
LC item number
.P67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environmental alert series
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  • Irrigation
  • Water conservation
  • Irrigation
  • Conservation de l'eau
  • Irrigation
  • Water conservation
  • Bewässerung
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Ökosystem
  • Umweltschutz
  • Wasserversorgung
  • Politischer Konflikt
  • Geschichte
Label
Pillar of sand : can the irrigation miracle last?, Sandra Postel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A worldwatch book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thinking Big About Small-Scale Irrigation
  • The Players and the Rules
  • Listening to Ozymandias
  • New Light on an Old Debate
  • History Speaks
  • Irrigation's Modern Era
  • Running Out
  • A Faustian Bargain
  • Water Wars I: Farms Versus Cities and Nature
  • Water Wars II: Irrigation and the Politics of Scarcity
  • The Productivity Frontier
Control code
41875538
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780393319378
Lccn
00501134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41875538
Label
Pillar of sand : can the irrigation miracle last?, Sandra Postel
Publication
Note
"A worldwatch book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thinking Big About Small-Scale Irrigation
  • The Players and the Rules
  • Listening to Ozymandias
  • New Light on an Old Debate
  • History Speaks
  • Irrigation's Modern Era
  • Running Out
  • A Faustian Bargain
  • Water Wars I: Farms Versus Cities and Nature
  • Water Wars II: Irrigation and the Politics of Scarcity
  • The Productivity Frontier
Control code
41875538
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xv, 313 pages
Isbn
9780393319378
Lccn
00501134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41875538

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