Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivots

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The regular pumping sound and motion of a center pivot irrigation system is the heartbeat of many successful farming operations—yet this technology remains a mystery to millions. Flying over agricultural regions, many airline passengers look down with curiosity on the circles of green with no understanding that what they are seeing is their food supply in production.

Rainmakers: A Photographic Story of Center Pivots takes us on a journey that explains how center pivot irrigation contributes to the food on which we depend. This important story is presented through instructive and beautiful photographs that make the book a visual delight for even the casual reader. The goal of Rainmakers is to convey the history and complexity of center pivots and how such technology has become an integral part of nourishing out world.

Rainmakers includes a foreword by Nebraska Congressman Tom Osborne, an essay by David Howe, an epilogue by Susan Seacrest, and captivating images taken by both professional and amateur photographers.

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The Groundwater Foundation is an internationally known nonprofit organization that educates the public about the nature and value of groundwater. The Foundation has published numerous books such as Making Waves: How to Put on a Water Festival and sponsors the Groundwater Guardian program that recognizes communities taking steps to protect groundwater locally.

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“An enjoyable coffee table book meant for a general audience.”—Nebraska Life (Nebraska Life)

"It's the non-profit group's first foray into publishing, and it hopes to raise funds to continue work on educating the public about the state's most abundant and valuable natural resource."—Algis J. Laukaitis, Lincoln Journal Star (Algis J. Laukaitis Lincoln Journal Star)

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