Killing the Hidden Waters Charles Bowden Killing the Hidden Waters In the quarter century since his first book Killing the Hidden Waters was published in Charles Bowden has become one of the premier writers on the American environment rousing a generation of
  • Title: Killing the Hidden Waters
  • Author: Charles Bowden
  • ISBN: 9780292743069
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
Killing the Hidden Waters Charles BowdenIn the quarter century since his first book, Killing the Hidden Waters, was published in 1977, Charles Bowden has become one of the premier writers on the American environment, rousing a generation of readers to both the wonder and the tragedy of humanity s relationship with the land.Revisiting his earliest work with a new introduction, What I Learned Watching the Wells GIn the quarter century since his first book, Killing the Hidden Waters, was published in 1977, Charles Bowden has become one of the premier writers on the American environment, rousing a generation of readers to both the wonder and the tragedy of humanity s relationship with the land.Revisiting his earliest work with a new introduction, What I Learned Watching the Wells Go Down, Bowden looks back at his first effort to awaken people to the costs and limits of using natural resources through a simple and obvious example water He drives home the point that years of droughts, rationing, and even water wars have done nothing to slake the insatiable consumption of water in the American West Even timely now than in 1977, Killing the Hidden Waters remains, in Edward Abbey s words, the best all around summary I ve read yet, anywhere, of how our greed driven, ever expanding urban industrial empire is consuming, wasting, poisoning, and destroying not only the resource basis of its own existence, but also the vital, sustaining basis of life everywhere.
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One Reply to “Killing the Hidden Waters”

  1. Problematically, I didn t like this book much at all As a textbook, it might have surprised me in a pleasant way with its occasional bouts of lyricism and its well chosen pictures, storytelling moves, and illustrations As a doomsday prognostication on the environmental abuses of modern Western technology, it is sadly out of date even with the new foreword in the 2003 edition I strongly suggest steering clear of Killing the Hidden Waters if you re looking for a light or entertaining read, for the [...]

  2. Was given this book to read as I walked from Ajo to Tinajas Altas great book if you enjoy thoughts on different approaches to living in identical environments.

  3. Dated material, even the newer forward is nearly a decade old The dire prognostications remain unrealized.

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