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Drinking Water: A History (Revised Edition)

Drinking Water: A History (Revised Edition)

by James Salzman
Drinking Water: A History (Revised Edition)

Drinking Water: A History (Revised Edition)

by James Salzman

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Overview

When we turn on the tap or twist open a tall plastic bottle, we probably don’t give a second thought about where our drinking water comes from. But how it gets from the ground to the glass is far more convoluted than we might think.In this revised edition of Drinking Water, Duke University professor and environmental policy expert James Salzman shows how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time. He adds eye-opening, contemporary examples about our relationship to and consumption of water, and a new chapter about the atrocities that occurred in Flint, Michigan. Provocative, insightful, and engaging, Drinking Water shows just how complex a simple glass of water can be.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468314908
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at UCLA Law School and the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction: Mother McCloud 15

1 The Fountain of Youth 25

2 Who Gets to Drink? 46

3 Is It Safe to Drink the Water? 72

4 Death in Small Doses 113

5 Flint 139

6 Blue Terror 158

7 Bigger Than Soft Drinks 179

8 Need Versus Greed 210

9 Finding Water for the Twenty-first Century 243

Afterword: A Glass Half Empty/A Glass Half Full 273

Notes 277

Index 327

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