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The Resource Bottled and sold : the story behind our obsession with bottled water, Peter H. Gleick

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

Label
Bottled and sold : the story behind our obsession with bottled water
Title
Bottled and sold
Title remainder
the story behind our obsession with bottled water
Statement of responsibility
Peter H. Gleick
Title variation
  • Bottled & sold
  • Story behind our obsession with bottled water
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Gleick knows water. A world-renowned scientist and freshwater expert, Gleick is a MacArthur Foundation "genius," and according to the BBC, an environmental visionary. And he drinks from the tap. Why don't the rest of us? Bottled and Sold shows how water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last one hundred years-and why we are poorer for it. It's a big story and water is big business. Every second of every day in the United States, a thousand people buy a plastic bottle of water, and every second of every day a thousand more throw one of those bottles away. That adds up to more than thirty billion bottles a year and tens of billions of dollars of sales. Are there legitimate reasons to buy all those bottles? With a scientist's eye and a natural storyteller's wit, Gleick investigates whether industry claims about the relative safety, convenience, and taste of bottled versus tap hold water. And he 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. "Designer" H2O may be laughable, but the debate over commodifying water is deadly serious. It comes down to society's choices about human rights, the role of government and free markets, the importance of being "green," and fundamental values. Gleick gets to the heart of the bottled water craze, exploring what it means for us to bottle and sell our most basic necessity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gleick, Peter H
Dewey number
663/.61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TP659
  • HD9349.M542
LC item number
  • .G54 2010
  • G54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bottled water
  • Bottled water industry
  • Water quality
  • Water Supply
  • Drinking
  • Bottled water
  • Bottled water industry
  • Water quality
  • Bottled water
Label
Bottled and sold : the story behind our obsession with bottled water, Peter H. Gleick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 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
Control code
ocn468856480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781597265287
Lccn
2009048139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o468856480
  • (OCoLC)468856480
Label
Bottled and sold : the story behind our obsession with bottled water, Peter H. Gleick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 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
Control code
ocn468856480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 211 pages
Isbn
9781597265287
Lccn
2009048139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o468856480
  • (OCoLC)468856480

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