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Robert Glennon, author of Water Follies, captures the ironya€”and tragedya€”of Americaa€™s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year, Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the nation dry.Americaa#39;s Water Crisis and What To Do About It Robert Jerome Glennon. The general observation that water use declined during these years obscures the localized reality of water shortages. As the joke goes, if Bill Gates walks into a bar , the average patron becomes a millionaire. ... This trend toward lavishly appointed showers and baths, with a€œpower shower and soaking tubs, a€ has caught on in Phoenixanbsp;...

Author:Robert Jerome Glennon
Publisher:Island Press - 2010-09-23


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