The overwhelming importance of water in the minds of man has been consistently affirmed from the beginning of time. Here, in a text which appreciates both the spiritual and material properties of water and man's relationship to it, is a lucid study of both its positive and negative properties. Early man's attempt to transport water, primitive conflict over water sources, water worship as it is manifest in various ancient and modern religions, flood, irrigation, pestilence through water, these and many other aspects of the subject are handled in this compact and absorbing text which includes a bibliography and index. Illustrated by James MacDonald. Water for the World is recommended to school and home libraries.