Foreword: Making Waves / Graeme WynnPrefacePart 1: Introduction1 Fixing the Flow: The Things We Make of Water2 Relational Dialectics: Putting Things in Fluid TermsPart 2: The History of Modern Water3 Intimations of Modern Water4 From Premodern Waters to Modern Water5 The Hydrologic Cycle(s): Scientific and Sacred6 The Hortonian Hydrologic Cycle7 Reading the Resource: Modern Water, the Hydrologic Cycle, and the Stat8 Culmination: Global WaterPart 3: The Constitutional Crisis of Modern Water9 The Constitution of Modern Water10 Modern Water in Crisis11 Sustaining Modern Water: The New "Global Water Regime"Part 4: Conclusion: What Becomes of Water12 HydrolecticsNotesBibliographyIndex
The history of the modern idea of water - an idea whose consequences have helped produce a global crisis.
Jamie Linton is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Queen's University.
The publication of Jamie Linton's superb monograph, What is
Water?, provides an opportunity to consider the development of
relational and dialectical thought within geography and especially
how this has developed around the subject of water. -- Alex Loftus,
Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London * The
Geographical Journal *
Linton presents the issues in impressive breadth and depth, and tells a compelling story. Recommended.-- Choice * I.D. Sasowsky, University of Akron *
Linton's message needs to be taken seriously by anyone for whom water is something more than so many molecules of H2O ... it is a message that should be incorporated into both introductory and advanced courses in a number of disciplines dealing not only with water but with all natural resources.-- David B. Brooks, Fresh Water, Friends of the Earth, Canada * Critical Policy Studies, Vol. 4, No. 4 *