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Author : Steven Solomon
ISBN : 9780061994784
Genre : History
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“I read this wide-ranging and thoughtful book while sitting on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi—it's a river already badly polluted, and now threatened by the melting of the loss of the glaciers at its source to global warming. Four hundred million people depend on it, and there's no backup plan. As Steven Solomon makes clear, the same is true the world over; this volume will give you the background to understand the forces that will drive much of 21st century history.” —Bill McKibben In Water, esteemed journalist Steven Solomon describes a terrifying—and all too real—world in which access to fresh water has replaced oil as the primary cause of global conflicts that increasingly emanate from drought-ridden, overpopulated areas of the world. Meticulously researched and undeniably prescient, Water is a stunningly clear-eyed action statement on what Robert F Kennedy, Jr. calls “the biggest environmental and political challenge of our time.”

Encyclopedia Of The U S Government And The Environment

Author : Matthew J. Lindstrom
ISBN : 9781598842371
Genre : Political Science
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Presents reference entries on the environmental policies of the United States, covering such items as legislation, treaties, common terms, companies, and environmental organizations.

Pursuing Justice

Author : Ralph A. Weisheit
ISBN : 9781317521839
Genre : Political Science
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Pursuing Justice, Second Edition, examines the issue of justice by considering the origins of the idea, formal systems of justice, current global issues of justice, and ways in which justice might be achieved by individuals, organizations, and the global community. Part 1 demonstrates how the idea of justice has emerged over time, starting with religion and philosophy, then moving to the justice as a concern of the state, and finally to the concept of social justice. Part 2 outlines the very different mechanisms used by various nations for achieving state justice, including systems based on common law, civil law, and Islamic law, with a separate discussion of the US justice system. Part 3 focuses on four contemporary issues of justice: war, genocide, slavery, and the environment. Finally, Part 4 shows how individuals and organizations can go about pursuing justice, and describes the rise of global justice. This updated timely book helps students understand the complexities and nuances of a society's pursuit of justice. It provides students with the foundations of global justice systems, integrating Greek philosophies and major religious perspectives into a justice perspective, and contributes to undergraduate understanding of international justice bodies, NGOs, and institutions. New edition is completely updated and revised to achieve relevance for today's students Covers concepts of justice as well as ideas for pursuing and achieving justice Examines how our modern laws began, and traces their evolution to today's laws Presents concepts and issues in justice studies as well as a comparison of several systems of law Teaching resources include discussion questions and real-world examples

Unstable Ground

Author : Alex Alvarez
ISBN : 9781442265691
Genre : Political Science
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Unstable Ground looks at the human impact of climate change and its potential to provoke some of the most troubling crimes against humanity—ethnic conflict, war, and genocide. The author examines the ways in which resources and global migration patterns will be impacted by climate change and create conditions conducive to violent conflict.


Author : Jeremy J. Schmidt
ISBN : 9781479892778
Genre : Social Science
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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 philosophy is now key to addressing inequalities that exist on a geological scale. Water: Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the Age of Humanity, details the remarkable intellectual history of America’s water management philosophy. It shows how this philosophy shaped early twentieth-century conservation in the United States, influenced American international development programs, and ultimately shaped programs of global governance that today connect water resources to the Earth system. Schmidt demonstrates how the ways we think about water reflect specific public and societal values, and illuminates the process by which the American approach to water management came to dominate the global conversation about water. Debates over how human impacts on the planet are connected to a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene—tend to focus on either the social causes of environmental crises or scientific assessments of the Earth system. Schmidt shows how, when it comes to water, the two are one and the same. The very way we think about managing water resources validates putting ever more water to use for some human purposes at the expense of others.

Water Histories And Spatial Archaeology

Author : Michael J. Harrower
ISBN : 9781107134652
Genre : History
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Compares ancient Southwest Arabia with the American West to illustrate revealing similarities and contrasts surrounding water usage.

Ethical Water

Author : Robert William Sandford
ISBN : 9781926855714
Genre : Nature
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. Fresh water is essential to both the ever-expanding human population and the ever-threatened natural landscapes that surround us. And yet, society seems to continually ignore the need for a common-sense approach to—and appreciation of—our freshwater resources and our consumption of this remarkable, life-giving substance that now exceeds its future availability. This ground-breaking and approachable work, by two of Canada’s most authoritative experts on water issues, redefines our relationship with fresh water and outlines the steps we as a society will have to take if we wish to ensure the sustainability of our water supply for future generations.

International Conflict Over Water Resources In Himalayan Asia

Author : R. Wirsing
ISBN : 9781137292193
Genre : Political Science
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The authors explore the fresh water crisis of Himalayan Asia. While the region hosts some of the world's mightiest rivers, it is also home to rapidly modernizing, increasingly affluent, and demographically multiplying societies, ensuring the rapid depletion of water resources and of disputes over ownership of transboundary waters.

Author : Фенні Флегг
ISBN : 9786171203679
Genre : Fiction
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Author : Stephen Witt
ISBN : 9786177513178
Genre : Business & Economics
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«Як музика стала вільною» — це приголомшлива історія про масове божевілля, музику, злочинність і великі гроші. Це опис життя провидців і аферистів, магнатів і технічно підкутих підлітків. Американський журналіст Стівен Вітт розповідає про найбільшого музичного пірата в історії, найпотужнішого керівника музичного бізнесу, революційний технологічний винахід і нелегальний веб-сайт, який учетверо перевершив обсяг музичного онлайн-магазину iTunes Music Store. Це книжка про унікальний історичний момент, коли звичайне життя назавжди поєдналося зі світом інтернету, а вся музика, записана на звуконосіях, раптом стала доступною та безкоштовною для всіх.

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