Steven Solomon: Water and the Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

THU, MAR 18, 2010 (9:03)

Steven Solomon talks with Bethanne Patrick about Solomon's new book, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization.

+ BIO: Steven Solomon

Steven Solomon has written for The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, and Esquire. He has been a regular commentator on NPR’s Marketplace, and has appeared as a featured guest on the late Tim Russert’s CNBC show, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Bloomberg TV, and on many other news shows.

He has addressed the World Affairs Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and university forums. He is the author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization and The Confidence Game, which presciently warned about building dangers in the volatile global financial system. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.

+ BIO: Bethanne Patrick

Bethanne Patrick has always been an enthusiastic and engaged reader of books, so when she started writing about authors and publishing in 1996, she brought her own interest to the stories she told and the writers she interviewed.

In 2001, after years of freelance writing, Patrick joined the team of PAGES Magazine as editor at large. In 2004 she launched the now defunct AOL Books Channel, reaching more readers than ever before through the largest web portal in the world and where her book critic channel, "The Book Maven," was born.

Under "The Book Maven," Patrick started a blog for Publishers Weekly, became the moderator for Barnes & Noble's first online book club, "Centerstage," and became managing editor of "The WETA Book Studio" a project of WETA Public Broadcasting in Washington, D.C.

Patrick also regularly writes for AARP, PEOPLE magazine, The Washington Post Book World, Barnes & Noble Review, and Bookreporter.com. She has also written a book for National Geographic entitled An Uncommon History of Common Things, out now.

Currently, Patrick is working on a memoir entitled Broken.

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