Perspectives on Water: Uses and Abuses
David H., SpeidelISBN: 0195042484;
This important volume contains 36 chapters from such varied sources as U.S. government publications, scientific journals, and other relevant works. Together these articles offer a uniquely comprehensive discussion of water--its place in the environment; its uses, problems, and hazards; and its regulation by law, management procedures, and the economy. The authors present a rational approach to current problems and potential difficulties, stating the issues clearly without ignoring their complexity. It iscrucial reading for undergraduates and graduate students of water resources in departments of geology, geography, and environmental science; as well as for hydrology students in departments of civil engineering, geology, and agriculture.
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