About the Book

Dam Nation

Dam Nation

Dispatches from the Water Underground
March 2007
Trade Paperback · 344 Pages
$19.95 U.S. · $25.95 CAN · €14.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781932360806
Soft Skull Press


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Edited by the coauthors of the notorious zine The Guerrilla Graywater Girls Guide to Water, this collection of original essays, drawings, and photographs is part radical history of water and part DIY guide to disengaging ones home, school, or workplace from the wasteful water grid. The pieces are arranged in three sections: Water Wars focuses on the history and politics of dams and water infrastructure; The Water Grid chronicles the rise of energy-intensive, polluting sewage treatment plants, and points out alternative systems; and Watershed examines the often destructive relationship between human settlements and nature, but finds hope in the experiences of those involved in watershed restoration.

About the Authors

Cleo Woelfle-Erskine is a Bay Area based writer, teacher and agitator.