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The Resource A river runs again : India's natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka, Meera Subramanian

A river runs again : India's natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka, Meera Subramanian

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A river runs again : India's natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka
Title
A river runs again
Title remainder
India's natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka
Statement of responsibility
Meera Subramanian
Title variation
river runs again
Title variation remainder
Indias natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this lyrical and intimate tapestry of five stories dealing with life, loss, and survival in modern-day India, Meera Subramanian travels in search of the ordinary people and micro-enterprises redeeming India's natural world. An engineer-turned-farmer brings organic food to Indian plates. Villagers revive a dead river. Well-intentioned cook stove designers persist on a quest for a smokeless fire. Biologists bring vultures back from the brink of extinction. And in Bihar, one of India's most impoverished states, a bold young woman teaches young adolescents the fundamentals of sexual health and in the process, unleashes their untapped potential. In these true stories, Subramanian discovers renewed hope for a sustainable and prosperous future for India"--
  • "India has endured a century of clouds heavy with acid rain, and rivers so thick with industrial effluent that they catch fire. Pollutants from toxic pesticides seep through the rich soils of rural Punjab, where a "Cancer Train" shuttles droves of farmers sick with chemical poisoning to oncology centers in foreign states. Sixty percent of the population lives without access to potable water. India's ecosystem is on a precipice. In A River Runs Again, Meera Subramanian explores this environmental catastrophe through the five elements that make the building blocks of life--earth, water, fire, air, and ether"--
Summary
"India has endured a century of clouds heavy with acid rain, and rivers so thick with industrial effluent that they catch fire. Pollutants from toxic pesticides seep through the rich soils of rural Punjab, where a "Cancer Train" shuttles droves of farmers sick with chemical poisoning to oncology centers in foreign states. Sixty percent of the population lives without access to potable water. India's ecosystem is on a precipice. In A River Runs Again, Meera Subramanian explores this environmental catastrophe through the five elements that make the building blocks of life--earth, water, fire, air, and ether"--
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Award
Green Prize for Sustainable Literature: Adult Nonfiction, 2016.
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10443300
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Subramanian, Meera
Dewey number
363.700954
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE199.I4
LC item number
S83 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental protection
  • Small business
  • Small business
  • India
  • Environmental policy
  • NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
  • NATURE / Ecology
Target audience
adult
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India's natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka
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A river runs again : India's natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka, Meera Subramanian
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ocn907931415
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781610395304
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(hardback)
Lccn
2015014343
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)907931415
Label
A river runs again : India's natural world in crisis, from the barren cliffs of Rajasthan to the farmlands of Karnataka, Meera Subramanian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907931415
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781610395304
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015014343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907931415

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