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    Burtynsky: Water (Hardback) By (author) Edward Burtynsky, By (author) Wade Davis

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    DescriptionThere is no life without water. Burtynsky's new and highly anticipated book Water tells us the story of where water comes from, how we use it, distribute and waste it. Often using a bird's-eye perspective, the photographer shows us its remote sources, remarkable ancient step-wells and mass bathing rituals, the transformation of desert into cities with waterfronts on each doorstep, the compromised landscapes of the American Southwest. Furthermore, Burtynsky explores the infrastructure of water management: the gigantic hydroelectric dams and terraced rice fields in the heart of China, the vast irrigation systems of America's bread basket and the use of aquaculture. The colour photographs in this book are poetic and at the same time highly relevant: they reveal another vital component of our life on earth that drives the bloom of civilization, and foreshadow the extent to which our future depends on our everyday behaviour in dealing with this increasingly scarce resource.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Burtynsky, By (author) Wade Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 228
    Width: 305 mm
    Height: 404 mm
    Thickness: 61 mm
    Weight: 3,039 g
    ISBN 13: 9783869306797
    ISBN 10: 3869306793

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    Libri: FOTO2500, P0039727
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011030
    DC23: 779.092
    Thema V1.0: AJCD
    Steidl Publishers
    Imprint name
    Steidl Verlag
    Publication date
    05 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Edward Burtynsky wurde 1955 geboren und ist einer der erfolgreichsten Fotografen unserer Zeit. Seine großformatigen Fotografien von Industrielandschaften befinden sich in namhaften Sammlungen wie der National Gallery of Canada, dem Museum of Modern Art und dem Guggenheim Museum in New York. Er wurde u.a. mit dem TED Prize, dem Outreach Preis der Rencontres d'Arles und dem Flying Elephant Fellowship ausgezeichnet. 2006 wurde er zum Officer of the Order of Canada ernannt. Burtynsky hat vier Ehrendoktorwürden inne, eine fünfte wird ihm in diesem Jahr verliehen.