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Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn. Journalist Donovan Hohn travels to beaches,
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factories and the ocean in search of answers to what really happened to the toys lost at sea. This book is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. 

Written in Water by Irena Salina. This is a collection of unforgettable stories of people who share what they have seen and experienced in their efforts to bring clean water to all. The stories come from politicians, scientists, environmental advocates and experts, all of whom discuss things such as water slavery, drought, or contamination, as well as their own professional struggles and successes in pursuit of freshwater solutions.

Water: the Fate of Our Most Precious Resource by Marq De Villiers. This book uses ecological, historical, and cultural perspectives to provide an eye-opening account of how we are using, misusing and abusing water. De Villiers reports from places such as China, Las Vegas, and the Middle East, where growing populations and unlimited development strain fresh water supplies. 

Water - Use Less, Save More by Jon Clift. Our growing population and changing climate require that we need more water, yet more than 95 percent of it goes down the drain. This book provides 100 water-saving tips for the home and garden.

Additional Resources

Tracking Trash by Loree Griffin Burns. From sneakers to hockey gloves, this book monitors the watery fate of human-made cargo that has spilled into the ocean.

Plastic Ocean by Charles Moore. A prominent seafaring environmentalist and researcher shares his discovery of the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean and inspires a fundamental rethinking of the Plastic Age and a growing global health crisis.

Flotsametrics and the Floating World by Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano. This book focuses on a worldwide network of beachcomber who volunteer to trace the ocean's currents using thousands of sneakers and plastic bath toys spilled from storm-tossed freighters.

Precious Water by Brigitte Weninger. In this book, a young girl celebrates our most precious natural resource -- water. The book describes the sources of water and its importance to all living things.

All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon. The book introduces young children to the water cycle with simple text and illustrations.

Exploring Water with Young Children by Ingrid Chalufour and Karen Worth. The book focuses on children's explorations to help deepen their understanding of water and its properties.

Wine to Water by Doc Hendley. In 2004, Hendley -- a small-town bartender -- launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and bring awareness to the world's freshwater crisis.

Blue Revolution by Cynthia Barnett. This book is about the 'blue movement,' which aims to reconnect Americans to their water, helping people to value and conserve our most life-giving resource. Avoiding past mistakes, living within our water means, and turning to "local water" as we do local foods are all part of this new, blue revolution.

Last updated: 3/7/2013 1:10:05 PM