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Water 4.0
The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource

David Sedlak

Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we’re done with it. But these underappreciated marvels of engineering face an array of challenges that cannot be solved without a fundamental change to our relationship with water, David Sedlak explains in this enlightening book. To make informed decisions about the future, we need to understand the three revolutions in urban water systems that have occurred over the past 2,500 years and the technologies that will remake the system.   The author starts by describing Water 1.0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense...


2014   352 pp.  24 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300176490  $28.50
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