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Book Review: Water: Abundance, Scarcity and Security in the Age of Humanity by Jeremy J. Schmidt

Chiappetta, Kathleen (2017) Book Review: Water: Abundance, Scarcity and Security in the Age of Humanity by Jeremy J. Schmidt. LSE Review of Books (06 Jul 2017). Blog.

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Abstract

In Water: Abundance, Scarcity and Security in the Age of Humanity, Jeremy J. Schmidt details the intellectual history of US water management philosophy, tracing the shift towards considering water a resource to be brought under the watch of the state as well as the transformation from a discourse of abundance to scarcity. In showing how water resources are far from a neutral category, this well researched and enlightening book is an important read for understanding how we perceive water today, writes Kathleen Chiappetta.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 13:11
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 13:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/83528

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