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作者 Salzman, James, author
書名 Drinking water : a history / James Salzman
出版項 New York, NY : Overlook Duckworth, 2017
©2017
國際標準書號 9781468314908 (pbk.)
1468314904
9780715647288
0715647288
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  363.6109 S186 2017    在架上    30550100637394
版本 Revised edition
說明 336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 "Revised and updated."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-326) and index
Introduction : Mother McCloud -- The Fountain of Youth -- Who Gets to Drink? -- Is It Safe to Drink the Water? -- Death in Small Doses -- Flint -- Blue Terror -- Bigger Than Soft Drinks -- Need Versus Greed -- Finding Water for the Twenty-first Century -- Afterword : A Glass Half Empty/A Glass Half Full
This book shows just how complex a simple glass of water can be. The author shows how drinking water highlights the most pressing issues of our time, from globalization and social justice to terrorism and climate change, and how humans have been wrestling with these problems for centuries. 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, where is our water going to come from in the future?
主題 Drinking water
Drinking water -- Environmental aspects
Water and civilization -- History
Water-supply
Water-supply -- Management
Water quality
Water quality management
Water conservation -- History
Drinking water -- History
Water
Water -- History
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