Water Is…

“When Nina Munteanu wrote “Water Is…” she dug deep into our world to show us the depths of our greatest treasure. The book gleams with chapter gems, reminding us how water affects us in every way. It’s almost as if reading this book becomes an incantation that magically links us to our past, present and future all at once. Because we are water, as Munteanu says, and without embracing that we’ll never understand the precious…

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Water Is…

“We can’t live without it, so maybe we should start respecting it. This beautifully designed book by a limnologist looks at water from 12 different angles, from life and motion and vibration to beauty and prayer.” —Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale     Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmentalist. She won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature as well as the Booker Prize (several times) and the…

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Water Is…

“An unforgettable, mesmerizing journey with water that will alter the reader’s perception of the universe forever … I took Nina Munteanu’s “Water Is …” on a journey, an unexpectedly exciting and unusual one. The more I read the book, the more I began to take note of the very presence of water and its impact on the environment around me. Munteanu explains the meaning of water, both in scientific and spiritual terms, in this fun,…

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Slovenia Makes Water a Constitutional Right

Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right—Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General   Slovenia In 2016, Slovenia’s parliament voted unanimously to amend its constitution to make access to water a fundamental right for all citizens and halt its commercialization. This makes it the first European nation to do so. Earlier, in 2007, Ecuador rewrote its constitution, ratified by referendum by the people of Equador in September 2008,…

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Water Is…

” ‘Water Is…’ a must read. After reading Nina’s book “Water is…” I will never think of water the same way as I had before.Water is an essential element of life and so much more.Throughout the book the author takes us on a journey of Water with eloquence and allure.I highly recommend this book not only to Water enthusiasts but to each and every citizen of our planet.This book is factual,artistic,and poetic with beautiful photographs…

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How Nature & Climate Change Can Help Us Achieve Happiness

In a July 6th 2017 article in Tales By Trees entitled “Let the Forest Make You Happier”, Lauren Sedger writes how letting oneself feel awe ultimately leads to kindness and happiness. She starts, of course, with poetry: “Back in 1778, William Wordsworth sat upon a river bank and noticed that ‘an eye made quiet by the power / Of harmony’ offered respite from ‘the fever of the world’. Poets have long known the power of…

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Water Is…

“Timely and important discussion. ‘Water Is…’ makes it clear in a variety of ways the importance of water as a resource, with insights far beyond what the average person would consider concerning water. This is an excellent resource as a social studies teacher and a science fiction writer, and enjoyable as a reader. Definitely check it out!” —Brandon Crilly, author & teacher   Brandon Crilly Brandon Crilly teaches anthropology and geography with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board,…

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Forest Bathing in a Healing Forest—Shinrin Yoku

The author walking in the forest Many of us feel a sense of peace in a forest. I have no doubt that this is the result of several factors including sounds and frequencies (e.g., infrasound), increased negative charge, scents, wood essential oils, genetic heritage and memory, and simple aesthetic appreciation and beauty. Even five minutes around trees may improve health. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently posted an article on its website…

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Water Is…

“’Refreshing read for all those that thirst for more knowledge about water. Water Is….’ provides amazing insights into our most valuable element. As you read it your own relationship with water begins to transform. You develop an entirely new respect and perspective about something that perhaps you currently take for granted. I know that having read “Water is..” I now look at water with a new curiosity and wonder. The depths and beauty of “Water…

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Publishers Weekly Praises Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change & “The Way of Water”

Publishers Weekly writes: “In his introduction to this all-original set of (at times barely) futuristic tales, Meyer warns readers, “[The] imaginings of today could well become the cold, hard facts of tomorrow.” Meyer (Testing the Elements) has gathered an eclectic variety of eco-fictions from some of Canada’s top genre writers, each of which, he writes, reminds readers that “the world is speaking to us and that it is our duty, if not a covenant, to…

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