Curtis, Andrea

City of Water

(3) 4-6 ThinkCities series. Illustrated by Katy Dockrill. "The history of cities begins with water." Curtis clearly explains the process of transporting water from watersheds and aquifers to cities, mentioning the feats of engineering that have been developed over the centuries. Making effective use of real-world examples, she covers methods of distribution, the cost and danger of neglecting infrastructure, and the need for equitable and safe distribution of water resources. Featuring inclusive and diverse city scenes, the muted-color mixed-media illustrations ably support the accessible text. A glossary, "What can we do to help?" suggestions, related websites, and three recommended books are appended. A water-cycle diagram is included on the end papers.


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