Book cover of The Three Ages of Water: Prehistoric Past, Imperiled Present, and a Hope for the Future by Peter Gleick
Earth Sciences

The Three Ages of Water: Prehistoric Past, Imperiled Present, and a Hope for the Future

A revelatory account of how water has shaped the course of human life and history, and a positive vision of what the future can hold—if we act now
 
From the very creation of the planet billions of years ago to the present day, water has always been central to existence on Earth. And since long before the legendary Great Flood, it has been a defining force in the story of humanity. […Learn More]

Book cover of Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains by Lucas Bessire
Earth Sciences

Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains

An intimate reckoning with aquifer depletion in America’s heartland

The Ogallala aquifer has nourished life on the American Great Plains for millennia. But less than a century of unsustainable irrigation farming has taxed much of the aquifer beyond repair. The imminent depletion of the Ogallala and other aquifers around the world is a defining planetary crisis of our times. Running Out offers a uniquely personal account of aquifer depletion and the deeper layers through which it gains meaning and force. […Learn More]