Author: Alok Jha Publisher: Headline ISBN: 9781472209535 Water is the most every day of substances. It pours from our taps and falls from the sky. We drink it, wash with it, and couldn’t live without it. Yet, on closer examination it is also a very strange substance (it is one of only a very small number of molecules […]
Author: Robert Jerome Glennon Publisher: Island Press ISBN: 9781597268165 Robert Glennon captures the irony—and tragedy—of America’s water crisis in a book that is both frightening and wickedly comical. From manufactured snow for tourists in Atlanta to trillions of gallons of water flushed down the toilet each year,Unquenchable reveals the heady extravagances and everyday inefficiencies that are sucking the […]
Author: Marq de Villiers Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 0771026412 In his award-winning book WATER, Marq de Villiers provides an eye-opening account of how we are using, misusing, and abusing our planet’s most vital resource. Encompassing ecological, historical, and cultural perspectives, de Villiers reports from hot spots as diverse as China, Las Vegas, and the Middle East, where […]
Author: David Sedlak Publisher: Yale University Press ISBN: 030017649X The little-known story of the systems that bring us our drinking water, how they were developed, the problems they are facing, and how they will be reinvented in the near future. The author starts by describing Water 1.0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban […]
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