The One Minute Geographer: This Fragile Earth (11) Water, Water Everywhere and Only a Drop to Drink

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Speaking of the hydrosphere (previous post), Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote a famous poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. It contains the line “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” A sailor shot an albatross with an arrow and now the ship’s crew is dying of thirst. Maybe we can think of Coleridge as an early…

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