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Alice Outwater

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Alice Outwater grew up on Lake Champlain, in Vermont. She studied engineering at the University of Vermontand went to grad school at MIT to learn about water.
Outwater managed sludge for the Boston Harbor Clean-Up, and wrote The Reuse of Sludge and Minor Wastewater Residuals. She wrote the much translated Cartoon Guide to the Environmentwith Larry Gonick.Water: A Natural History was a Library Journal Science Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/New England award. She consults in water quality, and has lived on a farm since 1991, in Vermont, Hawaii and finally Colorado.
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I just finished my new book, The Tonic of Wildness. It's due to be released on Earth Day 2019, so my finishing is just the start of a long period of editing and revising, but it's fun to have completed a beginning, middle and end!
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