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Main Title Bottled and sold : the story behind our obsession with bottled water /
Author Gleick, Peter H.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 468856480
ISBN 9781597265287 (cloth : alk. paper); 1597265284 (cloth : alk. paper)
Subjects Bottled water. ; Bottled water industry.
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ERAM  TP659 .G54 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/23/2010
ESAM  TP659.G54 2010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/27/2010
Collation xiii, 211 p. : ill., map, charts ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-202) and index.
Contents Notes
Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last one hundred years. That's a big story, and water is big business.Gleick exposes the true reasons we've turned to the bottle, from fear mongering by business interests and our own vanity to the breakdown of public systems and global inequities. The war on tap water -- Fear of the tap -- Selling unwholesome provisions -- If it's called "Arctic spring," why is it from Florida? -- The cachet of spring water -- The taste of water -- The hidden cost of convenience -- Selling bottled water: the modern medicine show -- Drinking bottled water: sin or salvation? -- Revolt: the growing campaign against bottled water -- Green water? The effort to produce ethical bottled water -- The future of water.