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Six Books that may shape water future debate

December 5, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on Six Books that may shape water future debate

Maybe these books aren’t the most festive reading for the holiday season, but they set the terms of some of the most important, and likely most contentious, debates in our future.

American environmental thinking has a strong tie to ideas that have been published in book form.  Where, for example, would we be without Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring or Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac?

So then, two questions:

  1. What are likely to be the books that are germinal to the change of thinking that has to occur if we are to “solve the water crisis”?
  2. In the world of digital publishing, are those articulations that show us new ways of thinking and understanding still likely to come from books or from some other new form of communication such as a blog or a web portal network?


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