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Obi Kaufmann - - The State of Water

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:29pm

Friday, June 7

EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Obi Kaufmann to discuss his new new book The State of Water: Understanding Californi'as Most Precious Resource on Friday, June 7 at 7pm.

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California's water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources--a history that has led to its current precarious circumstances. Yet this built world depends upon the biosphere, and in The State of Water Kaufmann argues that environmental conservation and restoration efforts are necessary not only for ethical reasons but also as a matter of human survival. Offering nine perspectives to illustrate the most pressing challenges facing California's water infrastructure, from dams to species revitalization, Kaufmann reveals pragmatic yet inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, municipalities, and the environment. Interspersed throughout with trail paintings of animals that might yet survive under a caring and careful water ethic, Kaufmann shows how California can usher in a new era of responsible water conservation, and--perhaps most importantly--how we may do so together.


Event date: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource By Obi Kaufmann Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597144698
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please wait for us to confirm and & contact you when it's ready)
Published: Heyday Books - June 1st, 2019