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Water and Soil: How They Shape Our Environment


Nothing is more essential than earth and water. David Owen and Josh Tickell discuss what we can learn from them and why there is hope for the future.


Panelists
David Owen

David Owen has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1991. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a contributing editor at The Atlantic Monthly and, prior to that, a senior writer at Harper’s. He is the author of more than a dozen books....

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Josh Tickell

Josh Tickell is a Sundance Award Winning film director, best-selling author and thoughtful leader in the fields of health, climate and alternative energy. In 1997, Josh’s vividly painted “Veggie Van” made headlines across the United States as it picked up used frying oil and turned it into fuel....

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Books:
Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River
David Owen
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Riverhead Books
April 2017
ISBN 9781594633775
288 pages
$28.00, INSTOCK
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A brilliant, eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. More/less

Kiss the Ground
Josh Tickell
Nature
Simon and Schuster
November 2017
ISBN 9781501170270
352 pages

Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us. More/less

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