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When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century
by Fred Pearce | Nonfiction
Registered by Dreamer2 of Derwood, Maryland USA on 2/17/2008
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by hobbit): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Dreamer2 from Derwood, Maryland USA on Sunday, February 17, 2008

7 out of 10

This is a collection of vignettes that tell the story of the struggle to control one of our most basic and vital resources -- water. I had no idea of the harmful effects of what we often think of as technological progress -- irrigation and dams. Instead, Pearce concludes, we need to make peace with water as Mother Nature originally planned it. This book is now on its way to brewski in Canada. 


Journal Entry 2 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 25, 2008

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Thanks a lot, I received the book and the DVD today. I'm looking forward to reading the book and watching the DVD. They both look quite interesting. 


Journal Entry 3 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

8 out of 10

Another fascinating RABCK courtesy of Dreamer2. Thanks :)

After reading Pearce's treatment of various water systems across the globe I had to admit that I know next to nothing about water systems. This was an eye-opening look at what we humans are doing to the very resource that we are all dependent. But this book is not all doom and gloom about the massive negative impacts that we have on rivers around the world. In fact it does offer hope for the future of our rivers, ironically through a return to the "old" ways of harvesting water.

I will likely pass this on to fulfill someone else's wishlist. However, I will watch the DVD that Dreamer2 kindly included with this book and send along both the book and the DVD to a surprise recipient. 


Journal Entry 4 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 17, 2008

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Thanks for the video to watch as well Dreamer2. It was quite interesting especially and gave a face to the Salton Sea.

I have mailed both the book and the DVD off this morning. 


Journal Entry 5 by hobbit from Barnes, Wisconsin USA on Monday, April 28, 2008

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Oh, what a lovely surprise! I just received this in the mail today. I've wanted to read it for a while now and will look forward to it.

Today was the perfect day for it to arrive - we're having our first rainy day for several weeks and I've been a bit worried about having such a dry spring, and what that might mean for the plants and the water tables.

The DVD that you sent also looks interesting. I will watch it, too.

Thanks so much for the RABCK - it's truly appreciated. 


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