Water Is…

“A sumptuous collection of treasures…from the basics of matter itself to the social and spiritual aspects of this substance, which touches our lives so much and is still not really understood.” —Dr. B. Kröplin and Regine C. Henschel, “World in a Drop”, Germany       Dr, Bernd Kröplin was professor and director of the Institute for Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Constructions at the University of Stuttgart from 1988 to 2010.  He and his team designed…

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“Water Is…” Recommended Summer Read by Water Canada Magazine

“Water Is…” (Pixl Press) by Nina Munteanu was among several books recommended by Water Canada as a good summer read for 2017. One of Canada’s premiere magazines on issues of water and water management, Water Canada suggested recharging this summer with “the latest selection of winning water management fiction and non-fiction.” The list comprised mostly of 2017 publications, but included a few late arrivals from 2016. Recommendations included: “Water, Abundance, Scarcity, and Security in the…

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Water Is…

“Water Is… is an adventurous, surprising and inspiring book that could not feel more timely. The writing swept me away on a journey through history, landscape and our entire universe, yet brought me back home in the end with a fresh perspective on the significance of water.” —Emmi Itäranta, author of Memory of Water     Emmi Itäranta Emmi Itäranta is a Finnish novelist. Her award-winning speculative novel Memory of Water won the Teos Sci-Fi and Fantasy Literary Contest…

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Water Not Only Makes Life Possible–It Makes Life Wonderful

In 1969, a meteor fell to Earth near the town of Murchison, Australia. Together with water, which was trapped inside the meteor for possibly billions of years, a range of amino acids linked to the precursors of life were discovered inside the carbon-rich meteorite. This led to the conjecture that cosmic forces help create the building blocks of life. Forty-five years later, life’s building blocks such as organic compounds and water were confirmed in many…

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Water Is…

“This book leaves me impressed. From science to science fiction, from philosophy to religion, from history to fairytale, the role of water is illustrated and illuminated. Water is probably the best investigated and least understood substance on this world, yet we still don’t know how to describe it in a better way than calling it H2O. This book tries to zero in on the missing part, the great unknown of water, and it does it in…

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Environmental Generational Amnesia: Selective Memory of Just Disrespect?

“We seem able to normalize catastrophes as we absorb them,” writes Jon Mooallem in an article in the climate issue of the New York Times magazine (April, 2017). Mooallem cites Peter Kahn, professor of psychology at the University of Washington, who calls this phenomenon “environmental generational amnesia.” Kahn argues that each generation can only recognize—and appreciate—the ecological changes they experience in their lifetimes. Some would argue that the inability to feel and connect beyond our…

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Water Is…

“Kudus to Nina Munteanu for sharing her deep wisdom, experience and knowledge of humanity’s greatest natural resource!  As Leonardo da Vinci said, “We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” We forget at our own peril and so I am deeply grateful for this book by so highly qualified an author!” —Elisabet Sahtouris, evolution biologist, futurist, author of Gaia’s Dance: The story of Earth & Us   Elisabet Sahtouris is an international speaker…

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Understanding Our Watersheds

Humanity’s connection to water has quilted our world with unique stories of developing and flourishing civilizations. The oldest civilizations sprang from the fertile floodplains of some of the world’s greatest rivers: the Tigris and Euphrates, the Indus, the Yangtze and Yellow, the Ganges, and the Nile. From the nomadic tribes of our ancient peoples to our modern global network, rivers and their watersheds reflect our evolving relationship with nature. A river’s story is a story…

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Water Is…

“What an astounding journey! The author uniquely combines the merits of a scientist with those of a writer with an artistic spirit. It is a joy to be taken by the insightful and elegantly written chapters to so many and so different scientists, philosophers, writers, artists and pioneers of wisdom such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, or Paul Feyerabend, who declared war on the dogma of the scientific method.” —Michael Jacobi, physicist, Institute of Flow…

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Water is Magic

Scholar and writer Derek Newman-Stille of Speculating Canada reviews Nina Munteanu’s “The Way of Water” now in “Cli Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Fiction” Speculating Canada: Canadian Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy A review of Nina Munteanu’s “The Way of Water” in Cli Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Fiction (Exile Editions, 2017) By Derek Newman-Stille In “The Way of Water”, Nina Munteanu pens her love letter to water, exulting it as a liquid that has…

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