Left Bank Books welcomes award-winning author Seamus McGraw, who will sign and discuss his new book, A Thirsty Land: The Making of an American Water Crisis.
As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux? The most comprehensive—and comprehensible—book on contemporary water issues, A Thirsty Land delves deep into the challenges faced not just by Texas but by the nation as a whole, as we struggle to find a way to balance the changing forces of nature with our own ever-expanding needs. Part history, part science, part adventure story, and part travelogue, this book puts a human face on the struggle to master that most precious and capricious of resources.
“A timely, important book that manages to be a romp, too. You’ll meet dreamers, schemers, and even a few genuine heroes who have been fretting and feuding over the water woes of the Lone Star State for centuries . . . Seamus McGraw raises urgent questions that we will all have to face to avoid a parched future.” —Dan Fagin
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of A Thirsty Land from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.