2019-20 WEBER READS Water: Adult

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Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stegner, Wallace; Devoto, Bernard (Introduction by)
Call Number:
333.72092 S8176b 1992
Description:

From the "dean of Western writers" ( The New York Times ) and the Pulitzer Prize winning-author of Angle of Repose and Crossing to Safety , a fascinating look at the old American West and the man who prophetically warned against the dangers of settling it In Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, Wallace Stegner recounts the sucesses and frustrations of John Wesley Powell, the distinguished ethnologist and geologist who explored the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon, and the homeland of Indian tribes of the American Southwest.

Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet
Artist/Author/Cast:
Barlow, Maude
Call Number:
333.91 B25852b 2014
Description:

In her bestselling books Blue Gold and Blue Covenant , world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow exposed the battle for ownership of our dwindling water supply and the emergence of an international, grassroots-led movement to reclaim water as a public good. Since then, the United Nations has recognized access to water as a basic human right--but there is still much work to be done to stem this growing crisis.

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nichols, Wallace J.; Cousteau, Céline (Foreword by)
Call Number:
155.91 N6236b 2014
Description:

A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water.

Desert Water: The Future of Utah's Water Resources
Artist/Author/Cast:
Crimmel, Hal (Editor)
Call Number:
333.91 D4512f
Description:

Hal Crimmel has brought the findings of science together with the experienced voices of environmental social scientists, humanists, and activists to provide perspective on Utah water issues. The matters discussed are relevant beyond this one state, as similar conditions and concerns, especially over supply and demand in the face of demographic and climate change, exist throughout the West. Some of the essays are scientific and analytical; others literary and personal.

The Exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons
Artist/Author/Cast:
Powell, John Wesley; Stegner, Wallace (Introduction by); Powell, John Wesley
Call Number:
979.13 P8845e 2003
Description:

One of the great works of American exploration literature, this account of a scientific expedition forced to survive famine, attacks, mutiny, and some of the most dangerous rapids known to man remains as fresh and exciting today as it was in 1874. The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons , recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine's list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell's first-person account of his crew's unprecedented odyssey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon.

The Odyssey
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mitchell, Stephen (Translator); Homer
Call Number:
883.01 H7664o 2013
Description:

A brilliant new version of the Odyssey from one of the most accomplished translators of our time. "Sing to me, Muse . . ." It has been said that a myth is a story about the way things never were but always are. The Odyssey is the original hero's journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia--from ancient poetry to contemporary fiction and films.

Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About It
Artist/Author/Cast:
Glennon, Robert Jerome
Call Number:
363.61 G5588u 2009
Description:

In the middle of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas casinos use billions of gallons of water for fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines, and indoor canals. Meanwhile, the town of Orme, Tennessee, must truck in water from Alabama because it has literally run out. Robert Glennon captures the irony--and tragedy--of America's water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical.