Reading and Signing with Tershia d'Elgin

Join BookBar and Conservation Colorado for a reading and signing with Colorado Book Award Winner Tershia d'Elgin, author of The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food.
Conservation Colorado will be gratefully accepting donations at the door. 



About the Author:
Author and farm owner Tershia d’Elgin is a climate activist. Her water-resources consultancy equips rural and urban places with more resiliency. Tershia has received two congressional commendations and numerous awards for saving and restoring wetlands. She has contributed to over 25 published books and is presently hammering out her next, Dispatches from the Dog Widow. She belongs to the Apostrophe Protection Society, as well as a wary South American cabal, la Sociedad de Fobicos Anóminos.



About the Book:
Like all city dwellers, the man trusted that water was as secure as turning the tap. Then he decamped to a farm on Colorado’s South Platte River. There, water transmuted into grain, mallards, microorganisms, and meals, before returning to the source. Yet, as Front Range population tripled, his water rights came under siege, in high-rises, in courts, and even at gunpoint. The toll on food supply, wildlife and climate was calamitous. Much of the American West’s water supply and water law and water supply originates in Colorado. For the challenges we face, as a nation and a species, to support urbanization without killing ourselves, the University Press of Colorado presents The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities and Food.

Event date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781607324959
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of Colorado - August 15th, 2016