Drinking Water: A History

Drinking Water: A History

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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,… (more)

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While Salzman’s book often has the tone of a lecture, it is brimful of these sorts of fascinating if not always useful facts. One of the most pertinent, regarding the fad for bottled water, being that Evian backwards spells “naive”.

He ends each chapter with a brief essay on questions such as “Did lead pipes contribute to the fall of the Roman Empire?”; “Was fluoridation a Communist plot?”; and “Does dowsing work?” To find out the answers, spend a few enjoyable hours with Salzman’s book.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Overlook Books (November 08, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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