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By Jamie Linton

ISBN-10: 0774817011

ISBN-13: 9780774817011

ISBN-10: 077481702X

ISBN-13: 9780774817028

we know what water is, and we regularly take it with no consideration. however the spectre of a global water difficulty means that there could be whatever essentially improper with the way in which we predict approximately water. Jamie Linton dives into the historical past of water as an summary idea, stripped of its environmental, social, and cultural contexts. decreased to a systematic abstraction – to mere H20 – this idea has given smooth society licence to block, divert, and manage water with obvious impunity. a part of the answer to the water challenge comprises reinvesting water with social content material, hence changing the way in which we see water. An unique tackle a deceptively complicated factor, What Is Water? bargains a clean method of a basic problem.

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