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The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

The Big Thirst brilliantly explores our strange and complex relationship to water. We delight in watching waves roll in from the ocean; we take great comfort from sliding into a hot bath; and we will pay a thousand times the price of tap water to drink our preferred brand of the bottled version. We love water—but at the moment, we don’t appreciate it or respect it. Just as we’ve begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water. The good news is that we can. As Fishman shows, a host of advances are under way, from the simplicity of harvesting rainwater to the brilliant innovations devised by companies such as IBM, GE, and Royal Caribbean that are making impressive breakthroughs in water productivity. Knowing what to do is not the problem. Ultimately, the hardest part is changing our water consciousness.

$20.00 (Charles Fishman, Free Press, 2011. Hardcover.)

Gasland DVD

In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his home in the Delaware River Basin was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation containing natural gas that stretches across New York, Pennsylvania and huge stretches of the Northeast. He was offered $100,000 to lease his land for a new method of drilling developed by Halliburton and soon discovered this was only a part of a 34-state drilling campaign, the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history. Part mystery, part travelogue, and part banjo showdown, Gasland documents Josh's cross-country odyssey to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - is actually safe. As he interviews people who live on or around current fracking sites, Josh learns of things gone horribly wrong, from illness to hair loss to flammable water, and his inquiries lead him ever deeper into a web of secrets, lies, conspiracy, and contamination - a web that potentially stretches to threaten the New York Watershed. Unearthing a shocking story about a practice that is understudied and inadequately regulated, Gasland races to find answer about fracking before it's far too late.

$16.99 (Run time 107 mins. 2010.)

Hebron Journal: Stories of Nonviolent Peacemaking

Gish recorded a moving story of the turmoil and suffering of the Palestinian people, the agony experienced by Israelis, and a vision of hope and new possibilities of reconciliation between Jews, Muslims, and Christians. From 1995 to 2001, Gish lived with Muslim families, engaged in nonviolent actions with Israelis and Palestinians, and struggled to find creative responses to injustice. Selected excerpts from his journal tell of the Christian Peacemaker Teams work and vision of how small peacemaking groups can make a difference in violent conflicts.

$12.00 (Arthur G. Gish, Herald Press, 2001.)

 

Wilmington College Peace Resource Center
Pyle Center Box 1183
Wilmington OH 45177
Phone: (937) 382-6661
James Boland, Director, ext. 275
Location: 51 College Street
Office hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (ET) Monday through Friday
E-mail: prc@wilmington.edu