The best books about water
Some time ago (February, to be exact) we delved into the world of water & wellbeing. Within that post, we also talked briefly about a book called ‘Blue Mind’, which aimed to highlight the mental benefits of having water in our lives.
Today, we wanted to expand our horizons, taking another venture into the world of literature. Every day is a school day, so let’s get to work!
The Big Thirst – Charles Fishman
Every once in a while, it’s good to take a step back and observe all the things we have in our daily lives, including water!
In ‘The Big Thirst’ our author Charle takes us on an enlightening journey through the intricacies and mystical properties of water, explaining the many purposes for which we can use it.
He also takes us on a brief excursion through history, allowing us to gain a better understanding of the ever-lasting life cycle of the water on our planet.
Fishman does take the time to humble us, however, looking into our relationship with water today and the many ways in which we aim to use and treat this precious liquid.
The Secret Knowledge Of Water – Craig Childs
Mr Childs graces us with a recounting of his travels through the deserts of this world, and how water works in such environments.
As he travels through destinations such as the Sonoran Desert and the Grand Canyon, he spends his time taking us on a moral journey, and one of great observation at that.
In this wonder-of-water book, you can expect to gain new insight into the complexities of the water cycle, how these new environments shape our world, and even how they came to be.
Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind – Brian M Fagan
Another book for you history buffs out there, ‘Elixir’ aims to take our perception of water in the modern world and shape a new perspective as we travel through the water wormhole.
Fagan enlightens us as to the uses and perceptions of water in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, whilst maintaining a broad narrative that aims to sweep you off your feet (much like getting hit by a wave!).
By the end, Fagan also aims to teach us lessons in which we can take refuge and grow, allowing us to account for the new ways we can use Earth’s water, without having to rely on the dwindling resources found within the ancient lands.
Water Can Be – Laura Purdie Salas
Something a little more light-hearted for fans of poetry to dip their toes into.
‘Water Can Be’ is a beautiful collection of poetry by Salas, taking the time to appreciate what we use water for whilst turning it into a delicate art form.
We strongly recommend listening to the sounds of rain and oceans whilst floating through this great read, or perhaps even read it at the beach during those lovely summer months.
Whichever you prefer, you can expect to experience a new lease of mindfulness, calm, and appreciation when observing H2O in any aspect of life.
Want us to cover more amazing reads to get you thinking about water? Let us know!