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Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America's Drinking Water
ISBN: 9781596913721
Author: Royte, Elizabeth
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Published: 2009-07-07
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Binding Type: Library Binding
Annotation: Bottled water is on the verge of becoming the most popular beverage in the country. But what's the cost of all this water - for us and for the environment? In this eye-opening book, Elizabeth Royte does for water what Michael Pollan did for food: She examines the people, machines, economies, and cultural trends that surround it on its journey from distant aquifers to our supermarkets and homes. She looks at the various sources of drinking water (including the embattled Maine town that Poland Spring exports from), the chemicals we dump into it to make it potable, and the real differences between tap and bottled. Bottlemania is the story of one of the greatest marketing coups of the twentieth century - and one of the most troubling issues facing our environment today.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
- Nature | Ecology
Library of Congress Subjects:
Bottled water industry; Social aspects.
Bottled water; Social aspects.
Dewey: 338.4/766361
LCCN: bl2009032490
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
BISAC category: NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Target Age Group: General Adult
Physical Information: 272 pages
Bargain Category: Adult, Biographies, History, Math, Science, Social Issues