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Welcome to the Colorado Water 2012 Book Club where the theme is "the Adventure, Fun and Challenge of Colorado's most precious resource, Water."
Please join Colorado authors Pete McBride, Jon Waterman, Craig Childs, Will Hobbs, Greg Hobbs, George Sibley and Patty Limerick as you read and discuss their books. These authors will be presenting and discussing their books in person, online, and through live and recorded video, webinar, facebook and blog programs during 2012, The Year of Water! Discuss books and catch recordings of videos on the Your Water Colorado Blog.
There are many other recommended reads we wanted to share that can be found on the Reading Lists page. We also have been given the very special opportunity to share the following sneak peeks of currently unpublished books!
- George Sibley Water Wranglers: The 75 Year History of the Colorado River District, Chapter Five
- Tom V. Cech and J. William McDonald Defend and Develop: A Brief History of the Colorado Water Conservation Board's First 75 Years Chapter One
Water 2012 Book Club Selections
The Statewide Books for 2012
The Colorado River, Flowing Through Conflict by Peter McBride and Jonathan Waterman
The Colorado River from it's headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park to its delta in Mexico is beautiful, used, stressed and deserving of protection. Peter McBride Jonathan Waterman
House of Rain by Craig Childs
The ancestral Puebloans of the Colorado River Plateau, how they lived on the land, adapted in a water short region and migrated to sustain themselves. Craig Childs
Young Adult Audience:
River Thunder by Will Hobbs
Three young women and three young men learn about themselves and how to pull together through the crashing waves of the Grand Canyon. Will Hobbs
First Quarter 2012:
The Colorado River, Flowing Through Conflict and House of Rain
Second Quarter 2012:
River Thunder and
Living the Four Corners, Colorado Centennial State at the Headwaters by Justice Greg Hobbs
There is nothing so inspiring and challenging as living in the Four Corners States of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona, where rivers form and we learn to share this treasured land of scarcity and opportunity. Living the Four Corners
Read the review by Tom Romero on Living in the Four Corners.
Third Quarter 2012:
A Ditch in Time, Denver, the West, and Water by Patricia Limerick
How a great and growing city on the eastern plains learns to cross many political, legal, and cultural divides. Center of the American West
Pre-order your copy of A Ditch in Time!
Fourth Quarter 2012:
Water Wranglers: The 75 Year History of the Colorado River District by George Sibley
The Colorado River Water Conservation District grows into its role of being the western Colorado steward of the state's water treasure. CRWCD
Catch a sneak peak of Chapter 5 of George Sibley's Water Wranglers courtesy of CRWCD. Read it now!
Click "Next" to view the Water 2012 Reading Lists compiled by the Libraries and Museums Committee...