WHE N TH E RIVERS RU N DRY: WATER—TH E DEFININ G CRISIS O F TH E TWENTY-FIRS T CENTURY Fred Pearce, 2005, 320 pp., $26.95, hardbound, Beacon Press, ISBN 0-8070-8572-3 robably the best aspect of When the Rivers Run activities, some of the m highly wasteful. Pearce also Dry by Fred Pearce is hi s collection of intrigu- visits Lake Chad and the Aral Sea, bot h of which Pin g water resource stories. In the course of the have been devastated through diversions of water boo k Pearce gives nearly three dozen accounts for agriculture. He goes on to raise questions about of water projects. Each subject is dished out with th e gran d water diversion projects in China. The law vivi d descriptions of what Pearce learned as he of unintende d consequences flows throug h these interviewe d people involved in the projects and stories like water. Pearces account of the Mekong as he evaluated the effects of the projects. The River, flowing fro m China through Laos, Thailand, commo n theme of these stories is that Cambodia , and Vietnam to the sea, be- man y things can—and often do—go gins with the
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