Writing on Water

Writing on Water

by David Rothenberg
     
 

Water links all aspects of our existence. From the politics of watersheds to the romance of turtles climbing up from the sea to the beaches, from Leonardo da
Vinci to Octavio Paz, from death at a hot spring to the practicalities of liquidation, the writings in this collection reflect on many aspects of the human encounter with water.The book contains some

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Water links all aspects of our existence. From the politics of watersheds to the romance of turtles climbing up from the sea to the beaches, from Leonardo da
Vinci to Octavio Paz, from death at a hot spring to the practicalities of liquidation, the writings in this collection reflect on many aspects of the human encounter with water.The book contains some science, a few plans for managing and protecting water, and plenty of stories, poems, essays, and artwork. The writers include Bob Braine Robert Grudin, Wilson Harris, George Keithley, David Morse,
Octavio Paz, physicist Sidney Perkowitz, Eva Salzman, Ted Steinberg, and Peter
Warshall, editor of Whole Earth magazine. Photographers include Cyril Christo, Adam
David Clayman, Monique Crépault, Helen M. Ellis, Sally Gall, Margaret McCarthy,
Kristin Ordahl, Jerry Uelsmann, and Marie Wilkinson.This is the second in a series of Terra Nova books from MIT Press, which aim to show that environmental issues are cultural and artistic as well as practical and political.

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ISBN-13:
9780262681360
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/07/2002
Series:
Terra Nova Books
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
ISource and Substance1
The Rarest Element3
Constructing a Confluence15
Water Aphorisms33
Rain38
Watershed Governance40
Tidal58
IITeachings of the Flow61
In Salmon's Water63
Everglades76
Waters under the Earth81
The Bronx River89
The Lessons of the Well90
Warm Rain98
Morton Salt Disaster100
IIIDiving Deep111
A Myth for Sophie113
Agate Beach in Rain120
Blue Moon Tide122
The Limit of Love147
The Sea Changes157
Swimming with Children and Three Hundred Dolphins161
IVSwept Away171
Life at the Cauldron173
There's a Lot of Room184
Liquidation189
Dragging the River206
Tainted Torrent209
River224
VRising Currents227
The Lost Notebook of Aqueous Perspective229
Thoughts Breathing in a Blizzard236
The Music of Living Landscapes239
Aquifer249
Jottings Inspired on Perusing Cantor's Transfinites256
Spring Flood260
Soaking Paper262
My Life with the Wave267
Water/Theos273
Contributors279
Sources287

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