Still Waters: The Secret World of Lakes
By Curt Stager
Through decades of firsthand investigations, Stager examines the significance of our impacts on some of the world's most iconic inland waters. Along the way he discovers the stories these lakes contain about us, including our loftiest philosophical ambitions and our deepest myths. For him, lakes are not only mirrors reflecting our place in the natural world but also windows into our history, culture, and the primal connections we share with all life.
Beautifully observed and eloquently written, Stager's narrative is filled with strange and enchanting details about these submerged worlds- diving insects chirping underwater like crickets, African crater lakes that explode and the growing threat to some of our most precious bodies of water. Modern science demonstrated that humanity is an integral part of nature on this planet, so intertwined with it that we become an increasingly powerful force of nature in our own right. Still Waters reminds us how enchanting, complex, and vulnerable our lakes arm and how, more than ever, it is essential to protect them.