William E. Marks has been working with water for most of his life. To experience firsthand the status of America's waters. he made a meandering 7,000-mile horseback journey from San Diego to Maine. He also studied industrial pollution and historical water management practices in Europe, North Africa, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, and Australia. He was an environmental water analyst briefly for the City of Newark, New Jer-sey, and for 15 years he operated a water-testing and research laboratory and an environmental consulting firm on Martha's Vineyard. He is also the founding publisher and editor of Martha's Vineyard Magazine.
This is an extraordinary book, the results of one man's
passionate effort to save us--to save civilization--from our
ignorant waste of our precious water resources.
--Walter Cronkite"Readers won't find a more intimate, spiritual, and informative look at what is without question the world's most vital and versatile resource."
--Ted Danson, Founding President, American Oceans Campaign"At a time when Earth's waters are under siege, we need Marks' message more than ever before. If there is a Bible of water, this is it."
--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words"What we need to know about water and why we need to know it ... an evocative and compelling book that informs the mind while nourishing the spirit."
--Susan Seacrest, President and Founder of the Groundwater Foundation"William Marks has spent a lifetime fighting for clean water, being touched by water, and even healed by water. In this fascinating mix of science and memoir he shows us how to find a future for our fragile planet by increasing our sense of value for water. An inspiring and free-flowing work."
--David Rothenberg, author of Blue Cliff Record and Sudden Music, editor of Writing on Water"Profound...an inspiration to all of us in the quest for clean water and a healthy life."