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  • David Owen

    An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes. The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.–Mexico border where the river runs dry.  Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to...read more

  • David Owen

    The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is...read more

  • David Owen

    Hybrid cars, fast trains, compact florescent lightbulbs, solar panels, carbon offsets: everything you've been told about being green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough battery or a 100 mpg car is a dangerous fantasy. We are consumers, and we like to consume greenly and efficiently. But David Owen argues that our best intentions are still at cross-purposes to our true goal: living sustainably while caring for our environment and the future of the planet. Efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental problems, turns out to be part of the problem-we have little trouble turning increases in efficiency into increases in consumption.David Owen's elegant narrative, filled...read more

  • David Owen

    Most Americans think of crowded cities as ecological nightmares-as wastelands of concrete and garbage and diesel fumes and traffic jams. Yet residents of compact urban centers, David Owen shows, individually consume less oil, electricity, and water than other Americans. They live in smaller spaces, discard less trash, and, most important of all, spend far less time in automobiles. Residents of Manhattan-the most densely populated place in North America-rank first in public-transit use and last in per-capita greenhouse gas production, and they consume gasoline at a rate that the country as a whole hasn't matched since the mid-1920s, when the most widely owned car in the United States was the...read more

  • David Owen

    The Masters. For any golf fan, the words evoke the immortal greats of the game and their quest for the most prized trophy of all-the green jacket of Augusta National Golf Club. But behind the legendary links and timeless traditions is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood figures in the history of the Masters and Augusta National: Clifford Roberts, the club's chairman from its founding in 1931 until shortly before his death in 1977. Roberts's meticulous attention to detail, his firm authoritarian hand, and his refusal to settle-even for perfection-helped build the Masters into the tournament it is today, and Augusta National into every golfer's idea of heaven on...read more

  • John Owen

    Narrado por Reynaldo infante: Comunicador dominicano con más de 20 años de experiencia en los medios de comunicación, radio y television. En sus inicios en los medios radiales, Reynaldo tuvo la oportunidad de trabajar en diversas emisoras cubriendo diferentes áreas y estilos de programación. Más adelante, como presentador de televisión, tuvo a su cargo el horario estelar de uno de los canales de noticias más importantes del país, así como múltiples coberturas televisivas de los eventos más relevantes de la sociedad dominicana, y varias coberturas internacionales con enviados especiales. Varias veces nominado a los premios Soberano y Micrófono de Oro, fue el Ganador de los...read more