Fresh Water: The Essence of Life by Series Editor Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier

Sat March 31, 2018 - 11:59 PM
Fresh Water: The Essence of Life by Series Editor Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier

Pre-Order the book Fresh Water: The Essence of Life, Cristina Mittermeier, Series Editor

Fresh Water: The Essence of Life is a visually captivating new book with contributions by marine biologist, photographer, and National Geographic ExplorerCristina Mittermeier. It is a beautifully and sometimes starkly depicted look at the current state of Earth’s freshwater ecosystems. A variety of authors, as well as dozens of the world’s most accomplished photographers, tell us a story we may feel uncomfortable hearing: Earth’s freshwater supply and systems are in serious peril. We may carry on as if it was “business as usual”, but to do so is at our own risk.  It will lead certainly to the detriment of the generations to follow.

Their publication in the CEMEX Conservation Book Series alerts readers to key issues concerning freshwater: its resources, its uses (and abuses), and its future.  With precise scientific analysis, Fresh Water: The Essence of Life presents a detailed and thoughtful explanation of these issues and discusses possible resolutions to them.

Series Editor: Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier

Text by Russell A. Mittermeier, Tracy A. Farrell, Ian J. Harrison, Amy J. Upgren, Thomas M. Brooks.

Foreword by Dr. Luc Hoffman, Vice President Emeritus, WWF

299 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour tables

Parcel Dimensions: 31.4 x 28.4 x 3.4 cm

Weight: 2.5 Kg

**Please note: Your book(s) can be collected at the book table in the Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby, before or after the National Geographic Live presentations on April 22 and 23, 2018.  Please bring your order confirmation and photo identification with you to collect your book(s), so you can ask for an autograph by our Explorer, Cristina Mittermeier.

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***Purchase of Fresh Water: The Essence of Life (book) does not include admission to Standing at the Water's Edge. To purchase tickets to this presentation please click here.


The spacious main floor and dress circle lobbies of the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons can be used in conjunction with the concert hall or as a venue on its own. The lobby area has hosted such events as Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, Canadian Citizenship Ceremony, and The Rozsa Awards.

Ideal for: Conferences, galas, receptions, lectures, concerts, meetings, corporate events, post and pre-show events
Capacity: 100 - 1000 
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby was built in the historic Calgary Public Building which housed Canada Post, Revenue Canada and the RCMP during its use by the Federal Government. The original pillars, upper mezzanine and skylight from the original grand lobby were maintained. The 87-year old façade of the building is currently undergoing restoration by the City of Calgary. 

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