Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Check It Out

Smart Irrigation Month is here!

Did you know in the library’s glass display case there's a great title honoring this theme to check out? It's called, Pillar of Sand: can the irrigation miracle last? It's written by Sandra Postel and published in 1999.

There is one copy in the library’s Main Stacks with the call number: S618 .P67 1999, but is currently housed in the glass display case in the library’s upper floor.

It can be found through the SWC Library’s Search the Library Catalog webpage. Just type in the title in the search box and you can find it in the results list.

This book provides information on the history, challenges, and pitfalls of agricultural irrigation starting from ancient Egypt to twentieth-century America. Pillar of Sand also highlights how water is used today but, more importantly, presents one strategy to improve irrigation methods for the future.

Come to the library to see more Smart Irrigation-related titles on display this month.


Review by Arnold Josafat, SWC Librarian

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