Water's Fall: Running the Risks with Economic Rationalism
Academic examination of the massive rationalisation of Australia's water system in the closing decades of the 20th century. Investigates two major breakdowns: the Big Pong in Adelaide in the autumn of 1996 and the contamination crisis in Sydney in the winter of 1997. Uses the recent breakdowns in our water infrastructure to take the reader deep inside the ideas that govern modern society. Includes illustrations, appendices, notes and index. Author is a Visiting Fellow in the School of History at the University of New South Wales. Previous titles include 'War on the Wharves: A Cartoon History'. Illustrator is a prominent cartoonist who is regularly published in the 'Australian'.
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