The Resource What is water? : the history of a modern abstraction, Jamie Linton ; foreword by Graeme Wynn

What is water? : the history of a modern abstraction, Jamie Linton ; foreword by Graeme Wynn

Label
What is water? : the history of a modern abstraction
Title
What is water?
Title remainder
the history of a modern abstraction
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Linton ; foreword by Graeme Wynn
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We all know what water is, and we often take it for granted. But the spectre of a worldwide water crisis suggests there might be something fundamentally wrong with the way we think about water. Jamie Linton dives into the history of water as an abstract concept, stripped of its environmental, social, and cultural contexts. Reduced to a scientific abstraction--to mere H[subscript 2]O--this concept has given modern society licence to dam, divert, and manipulate water with apparent impunity. Part of the solution to the water crisis involves reinvesting water with social content, thus altering the way we see water. What Is Water? offers a fresh approach to a fundamental problem."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linton, Jamie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB665
LC item number
.L56 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
Series statement
Nature, history, society,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman College
  • Water
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Water
  • Water
  • Water
Label
What is water? : the history of a modern abstraction, Jamie Linton ; foreword by Graeme Wynn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The constitution of modern water
  • Modern water in crisis
  • Sustaining modern water : the new "global water regime"
  • Hydrolectics
  • Fixing the flow : the things we make of water
  • Relational dialectics : putting things in fluid terms
  • Intimations of modern water
  • From premodern waters to modern water
  • The hydrologic cycle(s) : scientific and sacred
  • The Hortonian hydrologic cycle
  • Reading the resource : modern water, the hydrologic cycle, and the state
  • Culmination : global water
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774817035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872675031
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10831349
Label
What is water? : the history of a modern abstraction, Jamie Linton ; foreword by Graeme Wynn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The constitution of modern water
  • Modern water in crisis
  • Sustaining modern water : the new "global water regime"
  • Hydrolectics
  • Fixing the flow : the things we make of water
  • Relational dialectics : putting things in fluid terms
  • Intimations of modern water
  • From premodern waters to modern water
  • The hydrologic cycle(s) : scientific and sacred
  • The Hortonian hydrologic cycle
  • Reading the resource : modern water, the hydrologic cycle, and the state
  • Culmination : global water
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774817035
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872675031
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10831349

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