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Drinking water : a history

Auteur : James Salzman
Éditeur: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2012.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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The author, a professor at Duke University and an environmental policy expert 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  Lire la suite...
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Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: James Salzman
ISBN: 9781590207208 1590207203 9780715645284 0715645285 9780715645352 0715645358
Numéro OCLC: 810953573
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contenu: Introduction: Mother McCloud --
The fountain of youth --
Who gets to drink? --
Is it safe to drink the water? --
Death in small doses --
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.
Responsabilité: James Salzman.

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An eye-opening look at the history and future of the water we drink  Lire la suite...

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