Water and its multifaceted relationship to humans, as portrayed by a wide range of writers and photographers.
Water links all aspects of our existence. From the politics of watersheds to the romance of turtles climbing up from the sea to the beaches, from Leonardo da Vinci to Octavio Paz, from death at a hot spring to the practicalities of liquidation, the writings in this collection reflect on many aspects of the human encounter with water. The book contains some science, a few plans for managing and protecting water, and plenty of stories, poems, essays, and artwork. The writers include Bob Braine, Robert Grudin, Wilson Harris, George Keithley, David Morse, Octavio Paz, physicist Sidney Perkowitz, Eva Salzman, Ted Steinberg, and Peter Warshall, editor of Whole Earth magazine. Photographers include Cyril Christo, Adam David Clayman, Monique Crepault, Helen M. Ellis, Sally Gall, Margaret McCarthy, Kristin Ordahl, Jerry Uelsmann, and Marie Wilkinson.This is the second in a series of Terra Nova books from MIT Press, which aim to show that environmental issues are cultural and artistic as well as practical and political.
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 19 mm
...These books are courageous, and necessary.* Renee Lertzman Parabola *
A great choice for anyone who wants a little watery reading to nourish the soul.* New Age Journal *
An important anthology on a precious element.* The Bloomsbury Review *
An ode to water composed by a range of admirers.* American Scientist *
...Gushes with torrents of words that dance and ebb and eddy and swirl.* Whole Earth Review *
Refreshing as a cool drink from a deep well on a steamy July afternoon...* Publishers Weekly *
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