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The Book Chasing Water
The Author Brian Richter
The Publisher Island Press
Release Date2014-06-03
Genre Science
Pages 192
ISBN 9781610915373
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture, economics, and varied needs of affected community members. International water expert Brian Richter argues that sustainable water sharing in the twenty-first century can only happen through open, democratic dialogue and local collective action. In Chasing Water, Richter tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed. Through his engaging and nontechnical style, he strips away the complexities of water management to its bare essentials, providing information and practical examples that will empower community leaders, activists, and students to develop successful and long-lasting water programs. Chasing Water will provide local stakeholders with the tools and knowledge they need to take an active role in the watershed-based planning and implementation that are essential for water supplies to remain sustainable in perpetuity.


The Book Chasing Water
The Author Anthony Ervin
The Publisher Akashic Books
Release Date2016-03-14
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 300
ISBN 9781617754647
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides are the recipients of the 2018 Buck Dawson Author Award presented by the Internationla Swimming Hall of Fame! "Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula works, pulling readers into Ervin's experience of the thrill of victory and search for meaning...Featuring more depth, breadth, truth, and the effects of reckless choices than found in traditional athlete biographies, this gripping account is just in time for the gear up to the Rio 2016 Olympics. Readers will understand the psyche and life of elite athletes as never before, then cheer Ervin on in his attempt to make another Olympic team." --Library Journal "A celebrated Olympian recounts how he rose to the top of his sport, crashed, and found redemption...This book, which tells his story through a narrative that interweaves the former gold medalist's memories with commentary by his friend and colleague Markides, reveals the extreme highs and lows that characterized Ervin's remarkable life and career...The author never flinches at revealing his less-than-perfect past, and the humility he demonstrates at coming to terms with his own egotism and personal shortcomings makes the book frequently compelling. A provocative and refreshingly honest redemption memoir." --Kirkus Reviews "Markides smartly combines his own journalistic account with a parallel narrative in which Ervin...explains his life and style. Some talents simply defy explanation, however, and Ervin may be in that category...The story of his comeback at 31 (ancient for a swimmer) is rendered more amazing by the contrast with what went before." --Booklist "For Anthony Ervin, the stretch between his two greatest athletic achievements--two Olympic gold medals--included a suicide attempt, a period of homelessness and a stint in a rock band. Jobs found, then lost. Too much drinking, too many drugs. Depression. Confusion. And then, a kind of rebirth." --USA Today "An inspiring, humorous and often profound biography." --People Magazine "Anthony Ervin is a lot of things. He is an open book and a closed circuit, a body fueled by a brain, an old man with a young soul. He is the American Dream. He is, once again, improbably, an Olympic champion." --Yahoo "[Ervin's] story is an amazing comeback tale." --Huffington Post Every four years in the Olympic cycle the surge of national interest in swimming grows, and with it a desire to be captivated by its stars. This book tells the dramatic, surprising, and sometimes provocative path that Anthony Ervin has taken to become one of those captivating Olympic heroes. Not your typical sports memoir, Chasing Water also contains arresting black-and-white drawings and a graphic story extra, as well as an inventive and mercurial narrative style that morphs chapter by chapter to reflect Ervin's restless, multifaceted life. Ervin won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games at the age of nineteen. He is an athlete branded with a slew of titles including being the first US Olympic swimmer of African American descent, along with Jewish heritage, who also grew up with Tourette's syndrome. He shocked the sporting world by retiring soon after claiming two world titles following the 2000 Olympics. Auctioning off his gold medal for charity, he set off on a part spiritual quest, part self-destructive bender that involved Zen temples, fast motorcycles, tattoo parlors, and rock 'n' roll bands. Then Ervin resurfaced in 2012 to not only make the US Olympic team twelve years after his first appearance, but to continue his career by swimming faster than ever before.


The Book Chasing Water in the Atmosphere
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2018
Genre
Pages 155
ISBN 9402810587
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Water Chasing Water
The Author Koon Woon
The Publisher Kaya
Release Date2013
Genre Poetry
Pages 137
ISBN 1885030495
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Described by Bob Holman as "Li Po in drag, the voice of New America," Koon Woon exploded onto the poetry scene in the late 1990s. Largely self-taught, and struggling with both mental illness and homelessness, Seattle-based Woon wrote about the back alleys and tenement rooms on the margins of immigrant culture. His first collection, "The Truth in Rented Rooms "(included in this volume), won a PEN poetry prize and earned praise from Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Garrison Keillor. "Water Chasing Water" is Woon's second collection, and continues his exploration of loneliness and memory with poems and essays that seek out "This light / Without which existence is not detectable."


The Book The Dreamt Land
The Author Mark Arax
The Publisher Knopf
Release Date2019-05-07
Genre History
Pages 544
ISBN 1101875208
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A vivid, searching journey into California's complicated relationship to its water, from the Gold Rush to today--an epic story of the struggle to overcome the constraints of nature Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers--a journalist with deep ties to the land, who has watched as the battles over water have intensified even as the state lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land he travels the state to explore the century-old water distribution system that is straining to keep up with California's relentless growth. This is a heartfelt, beautifully written book about land and the people who work it, from the gold miners to the ranchers to the small farmers and today's big ag. Since the beginning, Californians have redirected rivers, drilled ever-deeper wells, and built higher dams, pushing the water supply past its limit. The Dreamt Land weaves memoir, history and deep reportage to confront the "Golden State" myth. It brings to life the enterprising figures who have made a fortune off the dirt, and used that wealth to increase their draw of water, as well as the workers left behind in the sun and the fatigued earth that keeps sinking. It's a story of politics and hubris in the arid West, but above all it's about the unceasing human will to make things happen and to reach beyond, even as the perils become more stark.


The Book Olie op water
The Author Helon Habila
The Publisher Nieuw Amsterdam
Release Date2013-03-11
Genre Fiction
Pages 256
ISBN 9789046813386
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Zaq, een cynische, door de wol geverfde journalist, en Rufus, een jonge journalist die reikhalzend uitkijkt naar het moment waarop hij kan doorbreken, worden vanuit de Nigeriaanse krantenredacties gerekruteerd om de ontvoerde vrouw van een Britse petrochemicus op te sporen. In een kano varen ze naar de olierijke regionen van de Nigerdelta, langs verlaten dorpen en door verwoeste landschappen waar milities de dienst uitmaken en de levens van gijzelaars het enige betaalmiddel vormen. Naarmate de reis vordert, ontwikkelt Rufus zich tegen wil en dank tot de schakel tussen alle betrokkenen. Voor de journalisten blijkt de zoektocht naar de vermiste vrouw steeds meer een missie te worden om hun eigen verwarde levens te ontrafelen. 'Dit is een boek dat je in één adem uitleest. The Boston Globe `Een filmisch avontuur (), maar ook een politieke tragedie in de traditie van Graham Greene. PublishersWeekly `Habila is een bedreven verteller en een meester in structuur. Olie op water is een echte pageturner. The Daily Telegraph `Aangrijpend tot het eind. The Sunday Times `Actueel en urgent. The Guardian `Meesterlijk. Gebaseerd op de klassieke detectiveroman, maar [het boek] opereert ook op een dieper, metaforisch en filosofisch niveau. The Independent `Habila () gebruikt in Olie op water zijn beeldende kracht ().NRC Handelsblad


The Book Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters and on the Eastern Coast of Africa
The Author George Lydiard Sulivan
The Publisher
Release Date1873
Genre Antislavery movements
Pages 453
ISBN HARVARD:HXIKT9
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Chasing Rainbows
The Author Daron Kenneth
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2018-09-18
Genre Poetry
Pages 110
ISBN 9781546256724
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Chasing Rainbows is a collection of poetry and microstories that shares the author’s interests, including life, love, friendship, and nature. The book takes the reader on an often real and surreal ride through the mindscape of the author’s soul.


The Book Chasing Clayoquot
The Author David Pitt-Brooke
The Publisher Greystone Books Ltd
Release Date2010-03-15
Genre Nature
Pages 287
ISBN 9781553655237
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: First published in 2004, and now with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., this book of natural history, environmentalism, and politics explores one of the Earth's last primeval places: Clayoquot Sound. Pitt-Brooke takes the reader on 12 journeys, one for each month of the year. Each journey covers the outstanding natural event of that season, such as whale-watching in April, shorebird migration in May, and the salmon spawn in October.


The Book Mythical River
The Author Melissa L. Sevigny
The Publisher University of Iowa Press
Release Date2016-03-15
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 244
ISBN 9781609383930
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "As population growth and climate upheaval strain the Southwest's water resources, Mythical River uncovers the folly of modern water policies and illuminates a way forward: recognizing the rights of ecosystems"--Provided by publisher.


The Book Regen
The Author Cynthia Barnett
The Publisher Tirion Sport
Release Date2015-07-16
Genre Nature
Pages
ISBN 9789021559322
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Regen vertelt het ‘verhaal’ van regen. Het verweeft populaire wetenschap (de ware vorm van de regendruppel, de vele gedaanten waarin water terugkeert op aarde) met het menselijk verlangen om regen te beheersen, van de oude regendansen tot de grote dammen die rivieren op aarde binnen hun oevers moeten houden. Regen is ook een reisverhaal, van het natte Schotland waar de regenjas is uitgevonden tot India, waar dorpelingen de geur van regen uit de door de moesson doordrenkte aarde weten te halen om er parfum mee te maken.


The Book Chasing Spring
The Author Ernest Wertheim with Linda Hamilton
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2014-12-29
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 390
ISBN 9781304945945
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Once in a lifetime you meet a person who exemplifies the greatness of the human spirit. In youth, overcoming the extreme horror of a brutal regime, in America, struggling alone on a shoestring to build a new life, Ernest, with his keen mind, bravely faced the realities of war and not only survived but also thrived. All his life, he has cherished the value of family and friends, finding beauty in nature and people. This book will strengthen your belief in our ability to overcome life's severe challenges. The life stories in Ernest Wertheim's memoir, by turns lyrical and horrific, are all the more gripping for the quiet voice in which they are told. Chasing Spring invites rather than demands the reader's empathy, a gift from any writer.


The Book Watersheds in Marxist Ecofeminism
The Author Pamela Odih
The Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date2014-10-21
Genre Social Science
Pages 460
ISBN 9781443870351
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The neoliberal environmental governance of river conservation, coupled with the organizational modernization imposed and sustained by the European Union's water directives, engenders Other Spaces of feminist ecological alignment. The riparian landscapes of urban cities are manifestations of political and ideological rationalities operating under the constraints of capitalist markets, and are saturated by the contradictions of neoliberal environmental science. Neoliberal rationalities configur...


The Book Don t Go Chasing Waterfalls
The Author Elliott James
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2013-09-17
Genre Fiction
Pages 75
ISBN 9780316253468
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: John Charming. Ex knight. Current monster hunter. Nothing with the Cunning Folk is ever free. When John Charming goes to Sarah White for help with a minor ghost problem, he soon finds himself dealing with a restless spirit on a completely different scale. And the last thing you want to be when hunting a water spirit is out of your depth... This is a short story from contemporary fantasy author, Elliott James, within his Pax Arcana world. The first of his novels, Charming and Daring, are available now. Word count: ~11,500 Other Pax Arcana Short Fiction: Charmed I'm Sure Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls Pushing Luck Surreal Estate Dog-Gone Bulls Rush In Talking Dirty


The Book You Choose Can You Survive Storm Chasing
The Author Elizabeth Raum
The Publisher Capstone
Release Date2012
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 112
ISBN 9781620650325
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: You're a meteorology student fascinated by storms. But Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Situations can quickly turn deadly when extreme weather is involved. What do you do when, You're in a van full of people and a tornado suddenly appears to be headed right for you? A hurricane gains strength along the Florida coast but you're unable to convince people to leave their homes? A flash flood suddenly strikes, putting you and your friends and family in mortal danger? Experience the life or death dilemmas that face storm chasers. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.


The Book Chasing Dreams
The Author Matthew Chance
The Publisher WestBow Press
Release Date2012-02-15
Genre Religion
Pages 140
ISBN 9781449731724
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Our journey through life is like traveling by train. We live life station-to-station, trying to pick the right train to board. While traveling the railways of life, Matthew Chance learned to navigate his way through some gracious guidance and some bad mistakes. Once a devout, humble, discerning youth, he turned to all forms of prodigality in teenage rebellion. As he awakened to his senses, he was about to graduate high school. By the grace of God and a family whose hope for him never faded, he now attends Baylor University. These revelations have released him to see Philippians 4:13 become a reality: we can truly do all things through Christ who gives us strength. His life has been radically transformed by the concepts he learned through the revelations in this book.


The Book Poetic Ice
The Author Sheila Carpenter
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2010-08-30
Genre Poetry
Pages
ISBN 1453540059
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Chasing Molecules
The Author Elizabeth Grossman
The Publisher Island Press
Release Date2009-09-07
Genre Nature
Pages 288
ISBN 9781610911573
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide—and Grossman argues we do not have to. A scientific revolution is introducing products that are “benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry.


The Book Ilias Odyssee druk 8
The Author Homerus
The Publisher
Release Date2012-10-02
Genre
Pages 680
ISBN 902536389X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Prozavertaling van de beide Oud-Griekse epische heldendichten.


The Book Chasing the Runner s High
The Author Ray Charbonneau
The Publisher Y42K Publishing
Release Date2010-10-12
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 258
ISBN 9781453845639
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In -Chasing the Runner's High-, Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. There are plenty of hard miles, but there's lots of fun along the way too as Ray shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon and author of -Running on Empty-, calls Chasing the Runner's High -a look at one man's life and obsession with running and addictive behaviors. Humorous at times, but always looking toward the greater good, Ray shares life's ups and downs and provides a hard look into the mind of a runner, offering advice that can only be had with experience and hard fought miles underfoot. Adena Schulzberg, winner of the 2006 Arkansas Marathon, writes, -these are brutally honest tales, told with candor and frankness about strength, courage, obsession, desire and hard won understanding of self and sport.- It's a great read for runners or for non-runners who want to understand their running friends. www.y42k.com/books/chasingtherunnershigh.html