"A tightly written, thoroughly researched, almost encyclopedic book.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“[Prud’homme] patiently lays out the staggering extent of the world’s water problems.”—The New Yorker
“A reader only has to look at the latest headlines to judge the timeliness of Alex Prud'homme's The Ripple Effect
."—The Denver Post
“The Ripple Effect
is true to its title, following the myriad reverberations from our use and abuse of this most abundant, ubiquitous resource. The book plunges in and rarely comes up for air.”—Washington Post
About the Author
was born in New York City. A graduate of Middlebury College, he has worked as a fisherman in Australia, an English teacher in Japan, and a janitor in Paris. His other books include Forewarned
(with Michael Cherkasky) about terrorism and security, and the New York Times
bestseller My Life in France.
He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.