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Judith Schwartz: Water in Plain Sight
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
Join Judith Schwartz for a discussion of her new book, Water in Plain Sight.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The author of the path-breaking Cows Save the Planet offers real-world solutions to today's water crisis.
Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. But as anxiety mounts—even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification—many are finding new routes to water security, with key implications for food access, economic resilience, and climate change.
In this timely, important book, Judith D. Schwartz presents a refreshing perspective on water that transcends zero-sum thinking. By allying with the water cycle, we can revive lush, productive landscapes. Like the river in rural Zimbabwe that, thanks to restorative grazing, now flows a mile further than in living memory. Or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew. Animated by stories from around the globe, Water In Plain Sight is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Judith D. Schwartz is the author of Cows Save the Planet which Elizabeth Kolbert called “a surprising, informative, and ultimately hopeful book.” It was awarded a Nautilus Book Award Silver Prize for Sustainability. A graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and Brown University, she lives in Vermont.
"Imagine having a wise and well-traveled friend eager to take you on a global tour of water triumphs and failures. Minus the airfare and jet lag, that is what Judith Schwartz has brought us with Water in Plain Sight." —Seth M. Siegel, author of New York Times bestseller Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World
"Judith Schwartz's work gives us not just hope but also a sense that we humans—serial destroyers that we are—can actually turn the climate crisis around." —Gretel Ehrlich, author of Facing the Wave
DATE: Thursday, September 15th at 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: Tickets are $3 per person, and include a coupon for $5 off a book by the featured author. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. Seating is limited.
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401