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The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos, Karen Piper

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The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos
Title
The price of thirst
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global water inequality and the coming chaos
Statement of responsibility
Karen Piper
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There's Money in Thirst," reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so "we're all aware that it has a price." But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst. This is the frightening landscape that Karen Piper conducts us through in The Price of Thirst--one where thirst is political, drought is a business opportunity, and more and more of our most necessary natural resource is controlled by multinational corporations. The product of seven years of investigation across six continents and a dozen countries, and scores of interviews with CEOs, activists, environmentalists, and climate change specialists, The Price of Thirst paints a harrowing picture of a world out of balance, with the distance between the haves and have-nots of water inexorably widening and the coming crisis moving ever closer
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Dewey number
333.91
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1691
LC item number
.P486 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos, Karen Piper
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The colonial origins of global water inequity -- Water hoarding in a California drought -- How a coup opened Chile's water markets -- South Africa's water apartheid -- Mother Ganga is not for sale -- A revolution of the thirsty in Egypt -- Targeting Iraq's water -- Conclusion: Imagining a water-secure world
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24 cm.
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Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780816695423
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014019914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)877365211

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