“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
In this fascinating meditation on water, internationally published limnologist, Nina Munteanu, draws inspiration from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, artists and scientists, and a lifetime dedicated to water, into a spectacular gift for hydrophilics.
Water is emerging as one of the single most important resources of planet Earth. Already scarce in many areas, it has become the new “gold” to be bought, coveted, cherished, and hoarded worldwide. It is currently traded on the Stock Exchange.
Water Is… journeys through history to the latest in theory and bizarre knowledge: from water’s ubiquity in space to the hardy tardigrades (who can exist for 100 years without water then revive with one drop) to Emoto’s intention-invoked water crystals, the northern Ojibwa water spirits and the Kumbh Mela on the Ganges to the quantum properties of interfacial water. Water Is… explores why da Vinci spent hours studying flowing water and the vortex…why being near water makes us feel good…why our own bodies are so much like the ocean…why virtually all cultures considered water sacred. What is water’s story? And how has it affected our own stories?
“Munteanu digs deeply into our world to show us the depths of our greatest treasure…The world needs more books like this.”—Craig Bowlsby, author of Empire of Ice
Called “an astounding journey”, “an adventurous, surprising and inspiring book,” and a “sumptuous collection of treasures,” Water Is… explores one of the most important substances of Earth. Part history, part science and part philosophy and spirituality, Water Is… combines personal journey with scientific discovery that explores water’s many “identities” and ultimately our own.
Water Is… “emotionally connected me with water.”—Laura Fres, One Deep Sustainability
As either Print or Kindle ebook (print replica), Water Is… will make an ideal gift for the cool and the curious. With a foreword by Emmi Itäranta, author of the award-winning Memory of Water, and input from water scientists and futurists, Water Is… makes a smart-looking book, with short fact-full chapters, rich images, quotes and a comprehensive index.
“If you don’t want to read all those other books on water, just read this one.”—John Stewart, Mississauga News
Nina Munteanu’s “Water Is…” represents the culmination of over twenty-five years of studying water. As a research scientist and environmental consultant, Nina studied water’s role in energizing and maintaining the biomes, ecosystems, and communities of our precious planet. During her consulting career for industry and government, she discovered a great disparity between humanity’s use, appreciation and understanding of water. This set in motion a quest to further explore our most incredible yet largely misunderstood and undervalued substance.
“Nina Munteanu shares her deep wisdom, experience and knowledge of humanity’s greatest natural resource.”—Elisabet Sahtouris, author of Gaia’s Dance
Water Is … by Nina Munteanu
Pixl Press ISBN: 978-0-9811012-4-8 (print); 978-0-9811-12-5-5 (digital)
Trade Paperback 584 pp with photos, index.
Available online and in all good bookstores
Nina Munteanu is an internationally published award-winning novelist, short story author and non-fiction author. She served for over twenty years as limnologist/ecologist— conducting research, publishing scientific papers and consulting in the environment. Nina currently teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College.
“Time to pay attention to the nonhuman life around us, without which human life would fail.”—Margaret Atwood (on “Water Is… in NYTimes)
“Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes it water and nobody knows what it is.”—D.H. Lawrence