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Lapham's Quarterly, Summer 2018, Water

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Lapham’s Quarterly, Volume XI, Number 3, Summer 2018: Water

Lapham's Quarterly embodies the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern—war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime—by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past.

This issue looks at all aspects of an essential part of life: water. Topics include aqueous solutions, water lines, science & mythology of water, analysis of lead pipes in ancient Rome, to contemporary water crises in Standing Rock and Flint, Michigan, Handel’s first performance of “Water Music”, waterfront communities & more. Contributors include Louise Erdrich, Mark Twain, Rachel Carson, Marco Polo, Emile Zola, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carmina Burana, Michel Foucault, Ur-Namma, James Frazer, Aristotle, Graham Swift, William Butler Yeats, Annie Dillard, Anne Carson, William Faulkner, Henry David Thoreau, Joan Didion, Francis Bacon, Gustave Flaubert, Virgil & more.

7” x 10”

224 pages

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