Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams
“A truly dazzling book” – Arundhati Roy
Silenced Rivers also tells the story of the rapid growth of the international anti–dam movement. It stresses how replacing large dams with less destructive alternatives will depend upon the opening up of the dam industry’s practices to public scrutiny.
Published by Zed Books (London), with International Rivers and The Ecologist, the book is available from Amazon.com. Also available in Chinese as an unofficial translation by China Development Press: "大坝经济学" and in Spanish by Fundación Proteger.
Read sample chapters:
Dams: What they are and what they do
Rivers No More: The environmental effects of large dams
Getting Old: Dam Ageing and Decommissioning
Hydrology Data and Dams
Iron Dams and Corpses: Dam Safety
Sedimentation Problems with Dams
Static Dams, Changing Climate