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The Great Lakes Water Wars
by Peter Annin
Island Press, 2009
Paper: 978-1-59726-637-6 | eISBN: 978-1-61091-077-4 | Cloth: 978-1-55963-087-0
Library of Congress Classification HD1695.G69A56 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.91630977

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Great Lakes are the largest collection of fresh surface water on earth, and more than 40 million Americans and Canadians live in their basin. Will we divert water from the Great Lakes, causing them to end up like Central Asia's Aral Sea, which has lost 90 percent of its surface area and 75 percent of its volume since 1960? Or will we come to see that unregulated water withdrawals are ultimately catastrophic?
 
Peter Annin writes a fast-paced account of the people and stories behind these upcoming battles. Destined to be the definitive story for the general public as well as policymakers, The Great Lakes Water Wars is a balanced, comprehensive look behind the scenes at the conflicts and compromises that are the past-and future-of this unique resource.
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