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Keepers of the Spring: Reclaiming Our Water In An Age Of Globalization Hardcover – November 5, 2004
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Fred Pearce has reported on environmental, science and development issues in fifty-four countries over the past fourteen years. He is based in London, England, where he is environment consultant for New Scientist magazine. He is also a regular contributor to the Boston Globe, London Independent, Times Higher Education Supplement and Manchester Guardian and a broadcaster for the BBC.His books include The Dammed (Random House, 1992), the AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment (University of California Press, 2001) and the first popular study of global warming, Turning Up The Heat (Random House, 1989).
- Publisher : Island Press; Illustrated edition (November 5, 2004)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 313 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1559636815
- ISBN-13 : 978-1559636810
- Item Weight : 1.18 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,200,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have been researching and writing about water for over 30 years. The ancient water practices that Pearce refers to in Africa, Israel, and other locations are places that I too have personally visited. And, I agree with Pearce's assessment completely.
It is only through our knowledge, and cultivation of an intimate relationship with water resources in our local communities, that we can truly empower ourselves to help remedy the global water crisis.
In this book, Pearce provides well documented cases of how communities in India, Africa, China, Israel, and other water-stressed locations, have reversed desertification and dropping water tables by developing an intimate relationship with water through enlightened water catchment and management.