Bottlemania Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle over America's Drinking Water

ISBN-10: 159691372X
ISBN-13: 9781596913721
Edition: N/A
Authors: Elizabeth Royte
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Description: "An engaging investigation of an unexpectedly murky substance...After you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle."New York Times Book ReviewBottled water is on the verge of becoming the most popular beverage in the country. But what's  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 7/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

"An engaging investigation of an unexpectedly murky substance...After you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle."New York Times Book ReviewBottled water is on the verge of becoming the most popular beverage in the country. But what's the cost of all this waterfor us and for the environment? In this eye-opening book, Elizabeth Royte does for water what Michael Pollan did for food: She examines the people, machines, economies, and cultural trends that surround it on its journey from distant aquifers to our supermarkets and homes. She looks at the various sources of drinking water (including the embattled Maine town that Poland Spring exports from), the chemicals we dump into it to make it potable, and the real differences between tap and bottled.Bottlemaniais the story of one of the greatest marketing coups of the twentieth centuryand one of the most troubling issues facing our environment today. With a new afterword on the developing issues in clean water around the world.

Elizabeth Royte is a contributing writer for Outside magazine. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone.

An Alarm in the Woods
All You Can Drink
Mysteries of the Deep
The Cradle of the Saco
The Public Trough
Aftertaste
Backlash
Town Meeting
Something to Drink?
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Appendix
Selected Bibliography and Further Reading
Index

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