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Author Gleick, Peter H.

Title Bottled and sold : the story behind our obsession with bottled water / Peter H. Gleick.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  663.61 GLE    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  663.61 GLE    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  663.61 GLE    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Non Fiction - MRBB-3  663.61 GLE    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  663.61 GLE    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  663.61 GLE    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  663.61 GLE    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-202) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Bottled water.
ISBN 9781597265287 (cloth : acid-free paper)
1597265284 (cloth : acid-free paper)

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