Celebrating the Best in Canadian Science Writing
28 September 2015
Stephen Leahy won the prestigious Lane Anderson Award for the best science writing in Canada in 2014 for his book Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products
In Your Water Footprint (Firefly Books), Stephen Leahy introduces readers to the Virtual Water Concept and to readers’ awareness of how much water is used in our everyday activities. Leahy is an environmental journalist from Uxbridge, Ontario.
The juries based their decision on the relevance of each book’s content to the importance of science in today’s world, as well as the author’s ability to connect the topic to the interests of the general trade reader.
“The Fitzhenry Family Foundation is excited to award two pieces of work that ultimately encourage protection of the earth’s resources and animal welfare,” said Holly Doll. “It’s important to us that Canadians are encouraged to read about science and the environment at both young reader and adult levels.”
“…a brilliant and shocking exposé on precisely how much water we use…” — Publishers Weekly
“This book is unique in its handling of a complex topic…the content is timely, important, and fascinating” — Library Journal
“…exceptionally lucid narration with arresting, full-page info graphics” — Booklist, starred review
“Leahy, an award-winning Ontario environmental journalist… makes it clear that the most innocent-seeming actions and products are far from water-neutral.“ — Toronto Star
Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use To Make Everyday Products
Firefly Books, 160 Pages, 125 Unique Infographics only $19.95 Paperback (Also avail in hardcover) Order today at your local bookstore or online.
In US: Amazon; Powell’s Books; Barnes&Noble; Indiebound
Canada: Chapters-Indigo; Signed copies avail at Blue Heron Books – Stephen’s home town bookstore;