A Welcome to Water by Colin Thiele
A Welcome to Water
by Colin Thiele
Photographs by David Simpson and Ted James
Wakefield Press, 1986, [First Edition], [Signed], ISBN 0949268844, full colour photographs throughout, photographic end-papers, paperback
Very Good Condition, Authors Gift Inscription on title page, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, some rubbing to spine, (see photographs)
"For most South Australians, the word 'water' conjures up a host of images: sprinklers bringing new life to parched lawns; boating on the Murray; flocks of waterbrids; ducks gliding on tranquil lakes. Yet in this arid state the reality of many of these images has been made possible only by feats of engineering - impressive dam walls and reservoirs, efficient sewage works, pipelines snaking across vast distances.
The story of South Australia's water supply is told in this book by Colin Thiele, whose very readable text is complemented by the splendid environmental and wildlife photographs of David Simpson and Ted James. These highlights in particular the numerous wild creatures for whom reservoirs and treatment work lagoons often create an ideal habitat.
Together, text and photographs are an eloquent tribute to life's most precious commodity, and to those whose foresight and ingenuity have made it accessible to all of us."
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