Many people suggested that I write a book on Viktor Schauberger, the extraordinary natural scientist, inventor and philosopher. Already in the 1920s he forewarned us, in speeches and articles, of the environmental crisis in which we are now caught and from which we seem to have little hope of escaping. In his lifetime he met mostly resistance and scorn, but now interest in his life and work is increasing in many parts of the world. People are impressed by this powerful character who had such a tragic destiny, and by the audacious theories with which he wanted to transform the world.
Viktor Schauberger was not a learned man in the conventional scientific sense. He had, however, seen right into the depths of the workings of Nature, and his theories are based on his own understanding of Nature's life and functions. He was, of course, an outsider, an individualist; but history teaches us that, even within natural science, such people have frequendy produced epoch-making discoveries, while in their own lifetimes being considered ignorant laymen by the learned world. Seldom achieving recognition themselves, following generations have often had cause to bless their work. It is possible that Viktor Schauberger will one day be included in this category of scientist