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- DescriptionIn the quarter-century since his first book, <cite>Killing the Hidden Waters, was published in 1977, Charles Bowden has become one of the premier writers on the American environment, rousing a generation of readers to both the wonder and the tragedy of humanity's relationship with the land. Revisiting his earliest work with a new introduction, What I Learned Watching the Wells Go Down, Bowden looks back at his first effort to awaken people to the costs and limits of using natural resources through a simple and obvious example-water. He drives home the point that years of droughts, rationing, and even water wars have done thing to slake the insatiable consumption of water in the American West. Even more timely w than in 1977, <cite>Killing the Hidden Waters remains, in Edward Abbey's words, the best all-around summary I've read yet, anywhere, of how our greed-driven, ever-expanding urban-industrial empire is consuming, wasting, poisoning, and destroying t only the resource basis of its own existence, but also the vital, sustaining basis of life everywhere.
- Author BiographyCHARLES BOWDEN is a long-time observer of social issues on the U.S.-Mexico border. His recent books include A Shadow in the City: Confessions of an Undercover Drug Warrior; Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family; Blues for Cannibals: Notes from Underground; Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America; Desierto: Memories of the Future; Inferno (with Michael Berman); Exodus/Exodo (with Julian Cardona); Trinity (also with Michael Berman); and Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing: Living in the Future.
- Author(s)Charles Bowden
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2003
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note36 b&w illus.
- Weight332 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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