Orange-Senqu Artery of Life (hardcover), by Thomas Kruchmen
San of the Kalahari; mountain farmers in Lesotho; township activists near Johannesburg; diamond miners at the mouth; scientists and eco-philosophers these are just a sampling of the scores of people interviewed by Thomas Kruchem to tell the rich and multi-faceted story of this great African river. It is a story steeped in cultural history, economic opportunity and overwhelming environ-mental challenge. And the whole thing is told against the backdrop of a global problem the escalating shortage of potable water. Water shortage is one of humanity s greatest challenges. It comes into sharp focus through the real-world issues faced along the river named Orange in South Africa and Senqu in Lesotho. In addressing these issues this compelling and beautifully illustrated book is part travelogue, part in-depth analysis and part a compendium of touching stories. The attached Orange-Senqu River Awareness Kit on DVD provides comprehensive multimedia material on water issues in Southern Africa.
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