The Great Lakes Water Wars (Paperback)

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"This is the definitive book about the fight over Great Lakes water. The book does for the Great Lakes what Ansel Adams' photos did for Yosemite—shows the world what a precious and irreplaceable resource the Great Lakes are, and why it is so important that they be protected."

— Noah Hall

"Peter Annin has put his considerable skills as a journalist to good use. The Great Lakes Water Wars is elegantly written, clearly and logically organized, and anchored to a set of marvelous stories. It is the definitive book on the struggle over the Great Lakes."

— Robert Glennon

"Excellent primer for getting up to speed on what could be one of the region's most important—and contentious—issues in the coming decades."

— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Fascinating and ambitious book . . . . Annin . . . breathes life into the subject of water laws and their related policy."

— Toledo Blade

"Well-written volume...offers an intriguing, comphrensive look...and should be a valuable reference for water and international policy makers, academics, and public officials . . . . Highly recommended."


"This is a thoroughly researched, well-balanced, and captivating history and analysis of the increasing tensions and possible solutions related to water use and diversion from the Great Lakes. It is both inspiring and a startling reminder of the Lakes' vulnerabilities. Everyone who lives in the Great Lakes Basin should read it; everyone who takes freshwater for granted should read it."

— Deborah L. Swackhamer

"Water is the life blood of the forty million people who live in the Great Lakes Basin. Great Lakes Water Wars is a captivating account of past challenges as well as the social, economic, and ecological challenges we must overcome as our insatiable thirst exceeds nature's ability to provide. It is a comprehensive and easy read, placing Great Lakes water woes in a global context. This book should be required reading for anyone whose life depends on Great Lakes water."

— Michael P. Dombeck

"We are definitely leaving the century of oil behind, and we are entering the century of water. The value globally of fresh, potable water is expected to increase significantly. "

Product Details
ISBN: 9781597266376
Publisher: Island Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2009
Pages: 320