WATER and SPIRITA BIBLIOGRAPHYAguilar, George W., Sr. When the River Ran Wild! Indian Traditions on the Mid-Columbia and the Warm Springs Reservation. 2005, Oregon Historical SocietyPress. A personal memoir and tribal history of the Eastern Chinookans, who lived andworked for centuries connected to the rhythms and resources of the great fishing groundsof the Columbia River. Aguilar helps us know what the River People have lost over thedecades, but he also gives testimony to what has been conserved and enlivened by apeople who love the land and who honor tradition and those who came before.Duncan, David J. My Story as Told by Water: confessions, Druidic rants,reflections, bird-watchings, fish-stalkings, visions, songs and prayers refractinglight, from living rivers, in the age of the industrial dark. 2001, Sierra Club Books.Duncan braids his contemplative, activist and rhapsodic voices together into anirresistibly distinctive whole, speaking with a power and urgency that will recharge our . ..appreciation of the vital connections between our water-filled bodies and this water-covered planet.Barlow, Maude and T. Clark. Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft ofthe World’s Water. 2002, The New Press. Increasingly, transnational corporations areplotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply. Where water has already beenprivatized, rates have soared and water shortages have been severe. Blue Gold capturesin striking detail the forces behind the increasing depletion of the world’s fresh water,and the human and ecological impacts.Childs, Craig. The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of theAmerican Desert. 2000, Sasquatch Books. This story of exploration, science, andwoder takes the reader down unnamed ravines in a land made of stone, and across vastarid expanses, in a quest for water, its tracks, or premonitions of its coming. This is anextraordinary book compelling in its narrative and probing in its exploration of water’smeaning in a dry place.De Villiers, Marq. Water: The Fate of our Most Precious Resource. 2000,Houghton Mifflin. Marq de Villiers scans the globe through a water lens – and writeswith eloquence, humor, and a rare kind of passionate intelligence about how waterscarcity is shaping the human future.Moore, Kathleen Dean Moore. Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water. 1995,Harcourt. In this collection of elegant essays the author invites us into a vast, complex,partly hidden and startling world that has always been right before our eyes – on PugetSound, the Rogue River, the McKenzie, Bear Creek, The Deschutes, and more.
McDonald, Bernadette, and D. Jehl, eds. Whose Water Is It? The UnquenchableThirst of a Water-hungry World. 2003, National Geographic. At once a warning, acall to action, and a sharply defined portrait of a parched Earth, this book offers theinsights of 14 environmental experts on the imminent crisis and their strategies forensuring an adequate supply for the evergrowing world of the 21st century.Postel, Sandra. Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? 1999, W.W.Norton & Co. Pillar of Sand points the way toward protecting rivers and vitalecosystems even as we aim to produce enough food for a projected 8 billion people bythe year 2030. Postel shows how innovative irrigation technologies can alleviate hungerand environmental stress at the same time. And she calls for a new ethic of sufficiencyand sharing in response to impending water limits.Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water.1986, Viking Press. The story of the relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It isa tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollarbattles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster as well as the ruthless tacticsof Los Angeles and the bitter rivalry between the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers.Shiva, Vandana. Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit. 2002, SouthEnd Press. Shiva, a physicist, analyzes the historical erosion of communal water rights.Examining the international water trade, damming, mining, and aquafarming, Shivaexposes the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world’ poor as theyare stripped of their right to a precious common good. Most important conflicts of ourtime are in fact conflicts over scarce but vital natural resources.