Includes bibliographical references (page 60) and index.
Message from the consultant -- North America's watery backbone -- Timeline of water-related milestones -- Water everywhere -- Warming water -- Disappearing water -- Supply and demand -- A continent's backbone -- More to explore -- What lies ahead -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Further reading -- On the web -- Index -- About the author and consultant -- Credits.
Water is one of Earths hot environmental topics. The scarcity of clean drinking water will have dramatic consequences for humanity in the 21st century: water disputes could spark regional conflict, while increased desertification and drought could affect world food supplies and the future of farming. Not a Drop to Drink conveys a clear message to young readers about this precious commodity and our urgent need to conserve it.