What Is Water?: The History of a Modern Abstraction (Nature | History | Society)

What Is Water?: The History of a Modern Abstraction (Nature | History | Society)

By: Jamie Linton (author)Paperback

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This history of an idea whose consequences have helped produce a global crisis will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental science, water managers, and concerned citizens who want to explore fresh approaches to fundamental environmental problems.

About Author

Jamie Linton is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Queen's University.


Foreword: Making Waves / Graeme Wynn Preface Part 1: Introduction 1 Fixing the Flow: The Things We Make of Water 2 Relational Dialectics: Putting Things in Fluid Terms Part 2: The History of Modern Water 3 Intimations of Modern Water 4 From Premodern Waters to Modern Water 5 The Hydrologic Cycle(s): Scientific and Sacred 6 The Hortonian Hydrologic Cycle 7 Reading the Resource: Modern Water, the Hydrologic Cycle, and the Stat 8 Culmination: Global Water Part 3: The Constitutional Crisis of Modern Water 9 The Constitution of Modern Water 10 Modern Water in Crisis 11 Sustaining Modern Water: The New "Global Water Regime" Part 4: Conclusion: What Becomes of Water 12 Hydrolectics Notes Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774817028
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780774817028
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 077481702X

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