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Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet's Most Precious Resource

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
How much water does it take to make a cup of coffee? The answer may shock you: 140 liters! That's the true amount of water used in growing, producing, packaging, and shipping the beans you use to make your morning coffee. Your lunchtime hamburger takes 2,400 liters and that favorite pair of blue jeans a whopping 11,000 liters. In fact, all the goods we buy - from food to c ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by I. B. Tauris (first published April 8th 2011)
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Caroline
May 07, 2013 Caroline rated it liked it
Pop writing, so really easy to read. Overdramatic, in some sections, but generally a really interesting read.
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كلنا يعرف عن حروب الماء المتوقعة والتي لم تحدث ولا يبدو على قول الكاتب أنها ستحدث. ولايعني هذا أنه لاتوجد مشكلة حقيقية بخصوص الماء. ولكن فكرة الماء الافتراضي Virtual Water
أو المخفي هي السبب وراء عدم حدوث الحروب، وهي الحل لمشاكل الماء! وهي فكرة بسيطة فلو لم يكن لديك الماء الكافي لزراعة الأرز مثلاً يمكنك إنتاج شيء آخر كالتمر مثلاً لا يحتاج نفس كمية الماء ثم تبيع التمر ثم تشتري بثمنه ما تحتاج من الأرز وكأن لديك الماء الكافي. وبهذا فلكل سلعة تكلفة مالية وتكلفة مائية، فاحرص على انتاج السلع ذات التكل
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Patrick
May 22, 2013 Patrick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Even though I found the topic itself highly interesting, this book took a lot to finish it.
The author clearly likes to hear himself speak. I bet a third of the book could have been omitted, without losing one bit of information. That is how much got repeated over and over and over again. It got, to use a phrase the author used more often than I can remember, boring at best, annoying at worst.
The core-information of this book is interesting and important, but I would still look for another one.
Christine Luong
Nov 06, 2014 Christine Luong rated it it was ok
Important topic, but the writing style just didn't work for me. There was just too much filler that detracted from the core messages of the book.
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