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Alice Outwater

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in Burlington, VT, The United States
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Alice Outwater grew up on Lake Champlain, in Vermont. She studied engineering at the University of Vermont and went to grad school at MIT to learn about water, where she won the prize for Best Thesis in Technology and Policy.
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 Environment with 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 has lived in Italy and Thailand, and travelled in Europe, Asia, Africa as well as North, Central and South America. She consults in water quality, and has lived on a farm since 1991, in Vermont, Hawaii
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Alice Outwater I don't think writer's block is a thing with non-fiction, because there's always something I can do to move the book forward. If I don't feel like…moreI don't think writer's block is a thing with non-fiction, because there's always something I can do to move the book forward. If I don't feel like writing, I can research or fiddle with footnotes, edit or double-check. I can peck away at the mountain of work in a lot of different ways. (less)
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