This large and well-illustrated book focuses on the importance of water in the landscape in both public and private spaces. Stunning photographs of waterscapes have been collected from landscape designers from around the world to illustrate water features. There are flowing streams, coastal retreats, parks with quiet pools, waterfalls, and walkways with imaginative fountains to name a few. This is a brilliantly executed work meant to inspire community leaders and planners, as well as professionals in the field of landscape design. — Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden.