Venice Against The Sea
Venice against the Sea - A City Beseiged
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002.
A cogent summing up of Venice's long struggle to keep out the the waves of invaders, from ancient Visigoths to modern industrial raiders, who are draining the water layers under the lagoon and causing La Serenissima's foundations to sink.
With analysis of the latest technologies and the part played by political corruption and global warming, this is a powerful wake-up call for action.