Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought

Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought
Description
This nonfiction narrative set in the Kalahari dramatizes the timeless struggle over water, the fulcrum of political power. Facing drought, scarcity and climate change the besieged indigenous Bushmen use voluntary survival strategies while Botswana’s government enforces regulatory rule. Their rivalry foreshadows our world, where two in three thirsty humans will soon endure shortages, resource conflict, a $900 billion market, and a global fight for water as a human right.
“An astonishing synthesis of human and natural history, folly, scarcity, beauty, dignity and power.”  --Rick Bass, author of The Wild Marsh

“An investigative and story-telling triumph….showing a way back to accountability, sustainability, abundant life, and hope.”--David James Duncan, author of The Brothers K

“Workman's experiences and insights are fascinating, ... a real page-turner.” --Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Harmless People

“A fascinating read and great adventure story.”  --Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. secretary of the Interior