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The big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of water

by Fishman, Charles.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Free Press, 2011Edition: 1st ed. Paperback.Description: 388 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781439102084.Subject(s): Water supply | Water resources development | Water use | Water consumption | Social SciencesSummary: The Big Thirst brilliantly explores our strange and complex relationship to water. We delight in watching waves roll in from the ocean; we take great comfort from sliding into a hot bath; and we will pay a thousand times the price of tap water to drink our preferred brand of the bottled version. We love water—but at the moment, we don’t appreciate it or respect it. Just as we’ve begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water. The good news is that we can. As Fishman shows, a host of advances are under way, from the simplicity of harvesting rainwater to the brilliant innovations devised by companies such as IBM, GE, and Royal Caribbean that are making impressive breakthroughs in water productivity. Knowing what to do is not the problem. Ultimately, the hardest part is changing our water consciousness.
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NF 333.9 V Human impact; the restless sea NF 333.91 B The atlas of water; NF 333.91 D Hydropower of the future : NF 333.91 F The big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of water NF 333.91 K Going blue : NF 333.91 P When the rivers run dry NF 333.95 B Biodiversity /

MYP - Science The revenge of water -- The secret life of water -- Dolphins in the desert -- Water under water -- The money in the pipes -- The yuck factor -- Who stopped the rain? -- Where water is worshipped, but gets no respect -- It's water. Of course it's free -- The fate of water -- Water measurements of all kinds.

The Big Thirst brilliantly explores our strange and complex relationship to water. We delight in watching waves roll in from the ocean; we take great comfort from sliding into a hot bath; and we will pay a thousand times the price of tap water to drink our preferred brand of the bottled version. We love water—but at the moment, we don’t appreciate it or respect it. Just as we’ve begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water. The good news is that we can. As Fishman shows, a host of advances are under way, from the simplicity of harvesting rainwater to the brilliant innovations devised by companies such as IBM, GE, and Royal Caribbean that are making impressive breakthroughs in water productivity. Knowing what to do is not the problem. Ultimately, the hardest part is changing our water consciousness.