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We may not have been able to get around to reading all of these just yet, but trust us,  if we haven’t already read it, it’s on our to-read list. 

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cadillac desert

cadillac desert

by Marc Reisner

A story of the American West and its relentless quest for water.


where the water goes

by David Owen

Provides insight on the history of water rights along the Colorado River, and the risks of our current water system.

great tide rising

great tide rising

by Kathleen Dean Moore

A blend of philosophy and nature writing on the health of the planet and a moral responsibility to a sustainable future.

the swamp

the swamp

by Michael Grunwald

Dives deep into the destruction of the Everglades and the recent projects aimed at restoring this vital ecosystem.



by Terry Tempest Williams

A true classic. A book on tragedy, death, renewal and life; based near the Great Salt Lake of Utah.

knowledge of water

the secret knowledge of water

by Craig Childs

In the desert, signs of water are everywhere. Follow Childs through his explorations in the American West.

poisoned water

the poisoned city

by Anna Clark

The first full account of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it.

blue mind

blue mind

by Wallace J. Nichols

The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make us happier and more connected.

the sea around us

the sea around us

by Rachel Carson

A NYT best-seller, this book combines science with poetic prose that captures the mystery and allure of the ocean.