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The Man Who Made It Rain : A True Story Based on the Experiences of J. Dietrich Stroeh

McCarthy, Michael; (J. Dietrich Stroeh)

Published by Novato, California, U.S.A.: Public Ink, 2006
ISBN 10: 0977237109 / ISBN 13: 9780977237104
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Title: The Man Who Made It Rain : A True Story ...

Publisher: Novato, California, U.S.A.: Public Ink

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition...


An attractive, near fine to fine copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ. Signed by J. Dietrich Stroeh, the subject of the book, on the title page over his name; 1st edition; very slight wear to top corner of front endpaper from erasure of a price or initials.The first part of the book is based on true events related to the unrelenting drought of the 1970s in Marin County and the efforts of J. Dietrich Stroeh, the General Manager of the Marin Municipal Water Board and his efforts to provide relief from the drought. The book moves forward to the present and future threat of global warming and becomes a speculative thriller on what can happen when the world runs out of water. 8vo., 419 pages. 0.0 0.0 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 18906

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Synopsis: Many think water is a God-given right. Mother Nature has other plans. In the Man Who Made It Rain, author Michael McCarthy begins with a narrative of real life events that occured during the unrelenting drought in the 1970's in Marin County, California. He jumps ahead to the present day as global climate change becomes reality. The story then takes us to the future, where TV network news reports that the world's weather is going crazy: storms, floods, and thermometer popping high temperatures pummel the planet. High atop the Himalayas a giant glacial lake stands ready to burst its banks, wiping out everything in its path, including the son of the U.S. president on a mountaineering expedition. Based on a true story, The Man Who Made It Rain explores a frightening thought: what happens when the world runs out of water?

About the Author: Michael McCarthy: Formerly a radio news annoucer and editor in British Columbia, Michael McCarthy is currently a freelance journalist who lives in Marin County, California with his wife and son. His writing about the outdoors and the environment appears regularly in the Pacific Sun. His travel guidebook Picnics in Paradise, Short Walks and Easy Bike Rides ni Wine Country and Marin County, will be published soon by Willow Press.

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