Friday, February 8, 2013

Book Review: Water Drops - Celebrating the Wonder of Water

Want a quick sip of water knowledge?  Or perhaps you'd rather fill your glass full with a variety of thirst quenching, water-related topics?  This recent addition to our library's collection compiles an insightful collection of essays originally delivered as radio scripts during the author Peter Black's weekly broadcasts on WRVO-FM, Oswego, New York and later heard countless times on NPR.

The book's introduction promises that, "In this engaging book, hydrologist Peter E. Black celebrates the wonder of our planet’s most precious natural resource. In these brief, nontechnical essays, readers are introduced to water’s unique scientific properties, the vital role it plays in Earth’s ecology and ecosystems, and the impact it has had on human history, culture, art, law, and economics."

Definitely worth checking out!

Black, P. E. (2012). Water drops : celebrating the wonder of water. Albany: Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press.

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