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Season 2006 Episode 1212

Jacques Leslie

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Jacques Leslie talks about Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment.This is an incisive, searching, and beautifully written account of the emerging crisis over dams and the world's water. Leslie makes this crisis vivid through the stories of three figures: Medha Patkar, the world's foremost anti-dam activist; Thayer Scudder, an American anthropologist; and Don Blackmore, an Australian water manager - Book PassageJacques Leslie is the author of Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment, published in 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award and was named one of the top science books of 2005 by Discover magazine.moreless

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