In this “table-top” book filled with awe-inspiring photographs, authors from around the world contributed to each provide their own unique perspective on the water of the earth. Many prominent and knowledgeable individuals, such as Kofi Annan, Maude Barlow, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pete Seeger, and Desmond Tutu, each drafted a portion of the book.
Water Voices from Around The World is published in consideration and support of the United Nations’ effort for the “International Decade of Action ‘Water for Life’, 2005-2015.”
The Water Voices Web-site also hosts a blog for up-to-date information on the book tour and other global water issues.
See the Water Books Page at the top of this web-log for more books on water.
Water, is taught by thirst.
“Water, is taught by thirst.
Land — by the Oceans passed.
Transport — by throe
Peace — by its battles told
Love, by Memorial Mold
Birds, by the Snow.”
The Peace of Wild Things
“When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
– Wendell Berry
From The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry, 1998.