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Summary: "Directed by Emmy Award winner Marina Zenovich and executive produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, this National Geographic documentary film unfolds like a real-life film noir, uncovering the ruthless exploits of California's notorious water barons, who profit off the state's resources while everyday citizens endure a debilitating water crisis"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WAT

Richter, Brian D.

Summary: "Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333 RIC

Masters, Nancy Robinson.

Summary: Examines the water cycle, capturing and storing water and how water gets to homes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Pub. 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J628.1 MAS

Summary: In 2014, to reduce costs, city officials changed the source of Flint, Michigan's drinking water supply and as a result subjected its population to dangerous levels of lead contamination. This program looks at the logistics of the Flint water crisis and exposes vulnerabilities that exist in water systems throughout the county.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV POI

Summary: In this program, two women with rewarding careers in agriculture describe their work: Deanna Johnson, a marketing representative who assists and makes purchases from grain producers; and Julie Couillard, a production coordinator who manages soil preparation, seeding, watering, and fertilization for an organic vegetable farm. Conversations with co-workers and supervisors add to the descriptions...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program rounds up a diverse group of workers in the fields of food, agriculture, and natural resources-a food service manager, a dietetic technician, a dairy farm manager, a landscape supervisor, an environmental science and protection technician, and a water treatment plant operator-to illustrate what they do and how they go about doing it. Correlates to all applicable National and State...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arts Alliance America 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FUT

Cartlidge, Cherese.

Summary: "Describes the invention and development of water-harvesting machines. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norwood House Press 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 628.1 CAR

Olien, Rebecca

Summary: "Describes how cities treat freshwater so that it is safe to drink"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J628.162 OLI

Postel, Sandra

Summary: Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature's rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2017

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Summary: A powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America's fields.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FOO

Summary: A look at the world's water crisis and how the causes of the depleting water supply is connected to pollution, human rights, and even politics. Features interviews with scientists and activists. Includes commentary, expanded interviews, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2008

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FLO

Summary: "Poison on Tap is a compelling case study in how government at all levels can go very wrong and yet shows the power of the human spirit to overcome" - back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.43 POI

Miller, Mirella S

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Examines compost center operators, including what they do on a typical day, what the grossest parts of the job are, and what technology they use to stay safe and make the job less gross.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2015

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Robin, Marie-Monique.

Summary: Veteran French journalist and filmmaker Robin had just finished documentaries on genetic manipulation and the loss of biodiversity in food crops when she was urged to investigate the US seed and poison corporation associated with the most damaging behavior in those areas. She discusses Monsanto as one of the greatest polluters in industrial history, the great conspiracy, and the how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.766 ROB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.766 ROB

De Villiers, Marq.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.91 DEV

Ward, Diane Raines.

Summary: From the co-author of "Tiger-Wallahs" comes a book on what every person should know--beyond the headlines of the current global water crisis--about the history and fate of our most vital resource.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.91 WAR

Tate, Nikki

Summary: Looks at farming and the ways that children from different cultures help in the production and distribution of food around the world, with attention paid to environmental and food supply issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Olien, Rebecca

Summary: "A description of the Earth's water sources, salt water, and freshwater"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J551.4 OLI

Summary: "Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years... As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the 'Corps' and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto Semper Fidelis or 'Always Faithful.' When Jerry's nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tied to the Tracks Films, Inc. 2011

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SEM

Piper, Karen Lynnea

Summary: "There's Money in Thirst," reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so "we're all aware that it has a price." But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst. This is the frightening landscape that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333 PIP

Imhoff, Dan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international trade, and much more. Yet at nearly 1,000 pages, it is difficult to understand for policymakers, let alone citizens. In this primer, Dan Imhoff and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2019

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Barlow, Maude.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.91 BAR

Hauter, Wenonah.

Summary: Through meticulous research, Hauter presents a shocking account of how agricultural policy has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft, and ConAgra. She demonstrates how the impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home, to famines in poor countries overseas. In the end,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 338.1 HAU