WATER FOR THE WORLD by Franklyn Branley

WATER FOR THE WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A general sort of outline covering sources of usable water, possible processes for extending the supply (desalination, towing icebergs), impurities such as salt and chemical waste, and measures that can be taken to conserve. In general, Branley goes easy on the chemical industries that ""improve our way of life"" and attributes the problems of water supply and pollution simply to too many people. Unlike Pringle's discussion (below), Branley's emphasizes technical considerations, though this is not ""technical"" in the sense of being detailed or difficult to understand. His summary approach, stiffened by some impressive figures on water use and waste, could serve as a common classroom introduction to topics for further, individual study.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1982
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell