Water: H2O = Life Books for Educators & Young Adults
Water: A Natural History
By Alice Outwater
A compelling and highly readable history of how the United States has disrupted or dismantled natural water pathways, and why we should look to natural systems to improve our water infrastructure. "A story of the symbiosis that exists between the country's water, the land and the life it supports."
Basic Books, New York, 1997. ISBN: 0465037801
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
By Marc Reisner
A well-researched history of the sprawling 20th-century water projects of the American West that enabled the phenomenal growth of California and the Southwest. The book explores the political and corporate interests behind dams and other projects, and the human, ecological, and economic consequences of water mismanagement.
Viking Penguin, New York, 1993. ISBN: 0140178244
Troubled Water: Saints, Sinners, Truth And Lies About The Global Water Crisis
By Anita Roddick Anita, Biggs Brooke Shelby
A provocative and visually engaging investigation into the global politics of water: how it's distributed, marketed, and privatized in a world where one billion people lack access to clean water. The book explores problems and solutions, and offers ways to get involved.
Anita Roddick Books, United Kingdom, 2004. ISBN: 9780954395933
STUFF: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things
By John C. Ryan, Alan, illustrated by Don Baker
What does it take to make the "stuff" North Americans use and touch every day, like a car, a cup of coffee, or a computer chip? A startling investigation into what happens around the world to support a day in the life of a North American.
Northwest Environment Watch, 1997. ISBN: 1886093040
Whose Water Is It? The Unquenchable Thirst of a Water-Hungry World
Edited by Bernadette Mcdonald and Douglas Jehl
In this anthology, 14 respected environmentalists address the consequences of population growth, ever-increasing demand, and the careless treatment of a finite resource.
National Geographic Society. ISBN: 9780792262381
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