Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization - Steven Solomon (2010)

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

This select bibliography reflects two contrasting challenges presented by the research. First, while water’s role in history per se has rarely been a central focus of previous books, many historians and scholars from diverse fields have insightfully treated its influential aspects in their own major works. Part of the bibliography, therefore, reflects my effort to pull these ideas together into a cohesive framework and narrative. Second, today’s world water crisis is producing an explosion of wide-ranging and substantive literature on current water issues that is far too extensive to comprehensively list. Regrettably, I have had to exclude all news and most other periodical articles from the bibliography; a few that are the source of cited facts are covered in the notes. I drew heavily from current events reporting from the New York Times, the Economist, and the Washington Post, as well as the BBC, the Financial Times,the Wall Street Journal, and many magazines. I have omitted separate bibliographic entries for periodical and research articles that are included in listed compendiums; again, some of these works are cited in the notes. There is as well vast informative content—official, academic, reportorial, and eclectic—available on the Internet, which has provided rich background, but which is not referenced either in the select bibliography or the notes.

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