Writing On Water
NEWARK, June 1- Terra Nova Books has released "Writing on Water," an anthology that seeks to combine the disparate genres of literature, science and environmental protection.
The book's one constant, though, is water.
Water links all aspects of our existence, says NJIT professor David Rothenberg, the book's editor: From the politics of watersheds to the romance of turtles climbing up from the sea, from Leonardo Da Vinci to Octavio Paz, from murder at a hot spring to the cool facts on liquidation, water is the book's common thread.
"Writing on Water" is a compilation of poems, stories and essays, as well as photographs by Cyril Christo, Marie Wilkinson, Sally Gail, Monique Crepault, Helen Ellis, Margaret McCarthy, Jerry Uelsmann and Adam David Clayman. A host of writers, including Octavio Paz, Eva Salzman and Christopher Woods, add to the running river of thought.
"A reader's heart is beating harder when this volume's farther shore is reached," said writer and environmentalist John Elder.
Terra Nova Books, based at NJIT, aims to show how environmental issues have cultural and artistic components as well as scientific and political ones. Books published by Terra Nova combine essays, reportage, fiction, art and poetry, revealing the complex and paradoxical ways that the natural world and the human world constantly redefine each other. Other Terra Nova Books include "The New Earth Reader," "The World and the Wild," and "The Book of Music and Nature."
David Rothenberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy at NJIT, is the
founder of Terra Nova books. For information call 973 642-4673, or email
email@example.com. "Writing on Water" can also be ordered from
MIT Press by calling 1 800 356 0343.
NJIT is a public research university enrolling over
8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs
through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey
School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School
of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives
include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation,
computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and
science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo!
Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired
public university for three consecutive years.