Drinking Water A History

ISBN-10: 1468307118

ISBN-13: 9781468307115

Edition: 2013

Authors: James Salzman
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Description: When we turn on the tap or twist open a tall plastic bottle, we might not give a second thought to where our drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to the glass is far more complex than we might think. With concerns over pollution and new technologies like fracking, is it safe to drink tap water? Should we feel guilty buying bottled water? Is the water we drink vulnerable to terrorist attacks? With springs running dry and reservoirs emptying, where is our water going to come from in the future?In Drinking Water, Duke University professor and environmental policy expert James Salzman shows how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time--from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change--and how humans have been wrestling with these problems for centuries. Provacative, insightful, and above all fun to read, Drinking Water shows just how complex a simple glass of water can be.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Mother McCloud
The Fountain of Youth
Who Gets to Drink?
Is It Safe to Drink the Water?
Death in Small Doses
Blue Terror
Bigger Than Soft Drinks
Need Versus Greed
Finding Water for the Twenty-first Century
Afterword: A Glass Half Empty/A Glass Half Full
Notes
Index
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