Chasing Water

Chasing Water

Chasing Water

The Olympic swimmer reveals the wild and challenging journey that took place between two gold medals: “Inspiring, humorous, and often profound.”—People Magazine Anthony Ervin is an Olympic swimmer who won the gold at nineteen—and that may be one of the least interesting things about him. An athlete of Jewish and African-American descent who is also a practicing Buddhist, he auctioned off the medal he won in Sydney to help raise funds for victims of the 2004 tsunami. He had grown up battling Tourette’s syndrome, and later struggled with suicidal depression, drinking and drugs, and a period of homelessness. This blend of memoir and biography, written by Ervin in collaboration with trainer Constantine Markides, is part spiritual quest, part self-destructive bender involving Zen temples, fast motorcycles, tattoo parlors, and rock 'n' roll bands—revealing the journey that preceded his remarkable 2016 Olympic comeback as the oldest individual gold medal winner in swimming. Winner of the 2018 Buck Dawson Author Award presented by the International Swimming Hall of Fame “Gripping…Readers will understand the psyche and life of elite athletes as never before.”—Library Journal “A celebrated Olympian recounts how he rose to the top of his sport, crashed, and found redemption…The author never flinches at revealing his less-than-perfect past, and the humility he demonstrates at coming to terms with his own egotism and personal shortcomings makes the book frequently compelling. A provocative and refreshingly honest redemption memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Anthony Ervin
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2016-03-14
Total Pages : 322 Pages
ISBN : 9781617754647


Water Chasing Water

Water Chasing Water

Described by Bob Holman as "Li Po in drag, the voice of New America," Koon Woon exploded onto the poetry scene in the late 1990s. Largely self-taught, and struggling with both mental illness and homelessness, Seattle-based Woon wrote about the back alleys and tenement rooms on the margins of immigrant culture. His first collection, "The Truth in Rented Rooms "(included in this volume), won a PEN poetry prize and earned praise from Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Garrison Keillor. "Water Chasing Water" is Woon's second collection, and continues his exploration of loneliness and memory with poems and essays that seek out "This light / Without which existence is not detectable."

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Koon Woon
Publisher : Kaya
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 137 Pages
ISBN : 1885030495


The Dreamt Land

The Dreamt Land

A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil--the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, '50s and '60s, that is straining to keep up with California's relentless growth. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the "Golden State" myth in riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so deeply delved into the empires of agriculture that drink so much of the water. The nation's biggest farmers--the nut king, grape king and citrus queen--tell their story here for the first time. Arax, the native son, is persistent and tough as he treks from desert to delta, mountain to valley. What he finds is hard earned, awe-inspiring, tragic and revelatory. In the end, his compassion for the land becomes an elegy to the dream that created California and now threatens to undo it.

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Genre : History
Author : Mark Arax
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-04-07
Total Pages : 576 Pages
ISBN : 9781101910191


Chasing The Water

Chasing The Water

Working Papers: The publications in this series record the work and thinking of IWMI researchers, and knowledge that the Institute’s scientific management feels is worthy of documenting. This series will ensure that scientific data and other information gathered or prepared as a part of the research work of the Institute are recorded and referenced. Working Papers could include project reports, case studies, conference or workshop proceedings, discussion papers or reports on the progress of research, country-specific research reports, monographs, etc. Working Papers may be copublished, by IWMI and partner organizations. Although most of the reports are published by IWMI staff and their collaborators, we welcome contributions from others. Each report is reviewed internally by IWMI staff. The reports are published and distributed both in hard copy and electronically (www.iwmi.org) and where possible all data and analyses will be available as separate downloadable files. Reports may be copied freely and cited with due acknowledgement.

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Genre : Science
Author : Nicol, Alan
Publisher : International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Release : 2021-09-03
Total Pages : 36 Pages
ISBN : 9789290909200


Chasing River

Chasing River

A suspense-driven New Adult romance novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author ofTen Tiny Breaths.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : K.A. Tucker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-07-07
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781476774237


The Colorado River

The Colorado River

Follows the Colorado River's 1450-mile journey from its headwaters high in the Colorado Rockies to its dried-up delta touching the Sea of Cortez, discussing its historical, geographical, and environmental significance.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Jonathan Waterman
Publisher : Westcliffe Pub
Release : 2010-10-15
Total Pages : 155 Pages
ISBN : 1565796462


Chasing Water

Chasing Water

"Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture, economics, and varied needs of affected community members. International water expert Brian Richter argues that sustainable water sharing in the twenty-first century can only happen through open, democratic dialogue and local collective action.In Chasing Water, Richter tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed. Through his engaging and nontechnical style, he strips away the complexities of water management to its bare essentials, providing information and practical examples that will empower community leaders, activists, and students to develop successful and long-lasting water programs. Chasing Water will provide local stakeholders with the tools and knowledge they need to take an active role in the watershed-based planning and implementation that are essential for sustainable water "--

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Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Author : Brian D. Richter
Publisher :
Release : 2014
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1597264628


Mythical River

Mythical River

"As population growth and climate upheaval strain the Southwest's water resources, Mythical River uncovers the folly of modern water policies and illuminates a way forward: recognizing the rights of ecosystems"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Melissa L. Sevigny
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2016-03-15
Total Pages : 244 Pages
ISBN : 9781609383930


Chasing Clayoquot

Chasing Clayoquot

First published in 2004, and now with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., this book of natural history, environmentalism, and politics explores one of the Earth's last primeval places: Clayoquot Sound. Pitt-Brooke takes the reader on 12 journeys, one for each month of the year. Each journey covers the outstanding natural event of that season, such as whale-watching in April, shorebird migration in May, and the salmon spawn in October.

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Genre : Nature
Author : David Pitt-Brooke
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Release : 2010-03-15
Total Pages : 287 Pages
ISBN : 9781553655237


Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows is a collection of poetry and microstories that shares the author’s interests, including life, love, friendship, and nature. The book takes the reader on an often real and surreal ride through the mindscape of the author’s soul.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Daron Kenneth
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2018-09-18
Total Pages : 110 Pages
ISBN : 9781546256724