Parallel Universe Authors Highlight Timely Climate Change Issues

Traveling the 38th Parallel authors David and Janet Carle highlight some important climate change issues on their blog, Parallel Universe 38°N. First, they point to some amazing photos of 30 million tons of silt washing down the Yellow River in China, a key story in their book. According to the Huffington Post, “To counteract rising […]

Parallel Universe: 38º North

David and Janet Carle have embarked on worldwide journey along the 38th parallel, exploring how water issues, environment, and culture intersect at this central latitude. They will chronicle their journey on their blog, Parallel Universe: 38º North, as they travel from the United States through Japan, Korea, and China, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, and Portugal. Their experience will be the basis of a future UC Press book.

Janet and David Carle both worked as California State Park Rangers for more than 27 years. Janet is editor of the CA State Park Rangers’ Association newsletter, and David’s many books include Introduction to Air in California, Introduction to Fire in California, and Introduction to Water in California.

38th Parallel Authors Reflect on China’s New Environmental Policy

David and Janet Carle, authors of Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line around the World, are optimistic that China’s recent decision to de-emphasize the pursuit of economic growth above all else will mean positive changes for the environment. During their travels along the 38th Parallel, the Carles experienced firsthand “the serious pollution problems generated […]

Desalinization Issues on the 38th Parallel

David and Janet Carle, authors of Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line around the World, report on their blog that the desalinization plant in Torrevieja, Spain—a 38th Parallel site they visited in 2010—is nearing completion after 10 years of construction. The Torrevieja plant will be the largest desalinization structure in Europe and the second-largest in the […]

Travelling the 38th Parallel: What’s Happening Now?

Three years ago, David and Janet Carle, authors of the new book Traveling the 38th Parallel, embarked on the trip of a lifetime. The former state park rangers from Mono Lake, California journeyed around the world along the 38th parallel in search of water-related environmental and cultural intersections. We’ve followed their adventures before here on the UC […]

Last stop on the 38th Parallel

We rejoin our intrepid adventurers, David and Janet Carle as they travel the 38th Parallel seeking water-related environmental and cultural connections. Their book, THE 38th PARALLEL: A WATER LINE AROUND THE WORLD will be published in 2012. They have crossed the U.S., Europe, Turkey, Turkmenistan, China, and Korea, and will be in Japan in September […]

Halfway Around the World on the 38th Parallel

Since their last update from western China, David and Janet Carle have traveled to Turkmenistan’s capital city, Ashgabat—halfway around the world from their home in Mono Lake, California. Read on to hear more about their cultural adventures along Turkmenistan’s extensive canal system, and follow the links to their blog, Parallel Universe 38° North: The Water […]

Following the Silk Road on the 38th Parallel

Last time we checked in with David and Janet Carle, the two had followed the 38th parallel along the path of the Yellow River, from Yinchuan, near Inner Mongolia, to Xining in western China, home of the country’s largest lake, Qinghai. Now, they report back from their trek through China’s Uighur region, along the Southern […]

Along the Yellow River on the 38th Parallel

Since our last update, David and Janet Carle have followed the 38th parallel across China, investigating water-related environmental and cultural connections. First, they visited the city of Yinchuan, near the Yellow River just south of Inner Mongolia. From there, they traveled to Shapatou National Nature Reserve, a major crossing on the Silk Road. Then, they […]