|Central Eurasian Water Crisis: Caspian, Aral, and Dead Seas (UNU, 1998, 203 pages)|
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Central Eurasian water crisis: Caspian, Aral, and Dead seas/edited by Iwao Kobori and Michael H. Glantz.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9280809253 (pbk.)
1. Water-supply-Asia. 2. Sustainable development-Asia.
3. Water rights-Asia. I. Kobori, Iwao, 1924-. II. Glantz,
333.91'0095 - dc21 97-45286