From the book jacket: “Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World is a kind of speed date with the history of water control — its dams, diversions and canals, and just as importantly, the politics and power that evolved with them.” Hawley devotes two chapters to the dams on the lower Snake River. He also addresses the current water crisis on the Colorado, as well as dams outside the western United States.
In Songs and Seeds, you are offered as your companion the voice of John Muir…and pages of lines upon which to give voice to your own observations, thoughts and visions. Whether your landscape be the wilderness of forest, desert, tundra, everglade, cornfield, or city, let these passages inspire you and teach you how to become a writer of journals.
Hand this journal from your belt or tuck it into your backpack or attache, letting it forever tag along, ready at hand to receive your loneliness and joy, your curiosities and contentments. In it sing your songs and sow your seeds–the treasures of your life.
“Writing the Land is an attempt to honor nature and our relationship with it in a way that is as equitable and transparent as it is deep and entangled. We intend to be as inclusive—to humans and places
—as we hope the mantle of protection that land trusts offer can be. Our work will never be complete but gains strength, depth, beauty, and energy in a multitude of voices.” —-Lis McLoughlin, editor