The Triumph Of The Tree (1954) had an appreciative -- and impressive -- press; this continues the author's evangelistic...

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THE MOVING WATERS

The Triumph Of The Tree (1954) had an appreciative -- and impressive -- press; this continues the author's evangelistic excitement over water from raindrop to river. He follows the cycle of water from air and clouds, evaporation ""fountains rising to the sky"" and the chemistry of cold, with its hail, snow, ice, glaciers, etc. Then the inside of mountains leads to caves, speleologists and the sources and exits of ground water, which in turn takes in geysers, fountains, wells and springs. Next comes the work of water, as accompanied by light and warmth, it gives life, reduces the land, affects plants, and, as the rivers return to the ocean, it becomes a highway. Man, who has done well and ill in reference to water, with his beliefs and ceremonies, appears as he makes water his servant, as he sins against it and as he learns to make the most of it. An easy flowing narrative, this may not have the impact of the previous book for although the lyric qualities are again present there is once in a while a tinge of bombast.

Pub Date: May 25, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Morrow-Sloane

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1955