Writ in Water

A Journey of Discovery

Nina Selbst

ibidem Press

Writ in Water

Pub Date: October 2019

ISBN: 9783838212449

512 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $60.00

Pub Date: October 2019

ISBN: 9783838272443

512 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $38.99

Writ in Water

A Journey of Discovery

Nina Selbst

ibidem Press

This book, based on wide-ranging research on water, views the world through the rippling, complex lens of water. It looks at the emergence of civilizations and their decay, delves into creation myths, ponders the place of water in the human psyche as expressed in art and poetry and folklore, considers its role as a factor of production, a source of energy, a conduit of transportation, and a consumer good, examines changing concepts of physical and spiritual cleanliness, and notes the magical powers of springs and wishing wells and rainmakers. It reveals how this colorless, tasteless, and odorless substance has made such an impact on our bodies and our souls. Like water itself, it meanders far and wide, and it may, just possibly, restore our sense of wonder at this elixir of life.

Nina Selbst's pellucid and friendly style of writing and her overflowing enthusiasm for her subject assure the reader not only an enlightening experience but also a pleasurable one.

About the Author

Nina Selbst was born in 1928. During her long career in the mundane business of water management, she caught glimpses of the many and varied links between water and the human experience. Retirement gave her the leisure to satisfy her curiosity that these had aroused in her and to explore the multiple meeting places of water and humanity over time and place. Writ in Water is the captivating product of that exploration and a fascinating look at the world through the rippling, complex lens of water, and also a report on the kaleidoscopic panorama that Nina Selbst discovered.

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