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Environmental historian John R. Wennersten turns an unflinching eye on today’s global water problems, critically analyzing pollution, drought, dying rivers, and the privatization of water utilities. He also offers commentary on what kinds of sustainable water options we should be pursuing in the 21st century. This is an ideal treatise for professionals working in government, the environment, international affairs, and public
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Anacostia: The Birth and Death of an American River
In a recent review in the Maryland Historical Magazine, Kent Barnes of Towson University called Anacostia, "the newest addition to his impressive scholarly output on the Chesapeake Bay." It provides readers with "a compelling and fascinating examination of the bay's most neglected and degraded tributary, the Anacostia River."
Chesapeake - An Environmental Biography
Wennersten's careful research and obvious concern for the region show clearly in his reasoned discussions of the multitude of problems facing the area, as conservationists continue to battle with special-interest groups over how best to 'save the Bay.'
— Marlene Satter
Leaving America: The New Expatriate Generation
Wennersten is quoted extensively in a major review of expatriation: Jay Tolson, The Quiet Exodus, US News and World Report, April 4, 2008. Says Tolson: "Wennersten notes that Americans are helping to revitalize or sustain economies that are receptive to Western entrepreneurship."
"If you've ever considered taking off for places unknown - or were curious about why others might do so - Wennersten's book offers fascinating insights into this complex issue." Karen Lyon, Capital Communications
Leaving America "does a nice job investigating why other people have done so, and where they ended up, etc. While this account might not initially seem practical to anyone looking at 'getting out', throughout the book there are tidbits of interest to most people considering an international move (per Central America, that Panama is currently the top country for U.S. civil service annuity check deposits, etc.)...an interesting read for those concerned with bigger issues."
Leaving America: A "thought-provoking book that fleshes in a compelling picture of Americans abroad....If you've ever considered taking off for places unknown--or were curious about why others might do so--Wennersten's book offers fascinating and reasoned insights into this complex issue."
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