Praise for Water:
"[De Villiers] has done his homework thoroughly and brings both ecological and historical knowledge to bear in his frank criticism of how the world's water resources have been managed. . . . Thanks to de Villiers's humane tone and nimble curiosity, Water
ends on a progressive note, despite all its sobering and distressing information."
"Lucid and thorough, Water
is a good place to tap into this subject, vast as the spreading Sahara yet intimate as your dripping kitchen faucet."
— Los Angeles TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
MARQ DE VILLIERS is the critically acclaimed author of ten books on exploration, history, politics, and travel, including Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource
, which won the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction and has become the definitive book on this global crisis, with editions and foreign translations in more than twenty countries. Born in South Africa, de Villiers has lived on four continents, edited travel publications in ten countries, and is a graduate of the London School of Economics.From the Hardcover edition.