Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It

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$24.99
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
6.02 X 8.64 X 0.92 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781596913714

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About the Author

Elizabeth Royte has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, and The New Yorker. She is the author of Garbage Land and The Tapir's Morning Bath.

Reviews

""Bottlemania "is eye-opening and informative; you will never look at water - either "designer" or tap - in quite the same way. Royte demonstrates how everything is, in the end, truly connected.""--Elizabeth Kolbert"

"""Royte deserves credit for her tenacity and well-balanced approach....Lively investigative journalism."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"An easy-to-swallow survey.... after you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle (whether purchased or tap, plastic or not), as freaked out by your own role in today's insidious water wars as by Royte's recommended ecologically responsible drink: "Toilet to tap."" "--"Lisa Margonelli," New York Times Book Review"

"Light and easy-to-read narrative...lots of interesting factoids..." "--Providence Journal-Bulletin"

"At a time of climate change and increasing risks to global water supplies, we must change the way we think about this crucial resource and begin treating it as a public good to be preserved, rather than the equivalent of an oil deposit or timber forest, ripe for corporate exploitation." "--New Scientist"

"An intriguing look at a totem of the ultramodern, perhaps selfish, way we live now" "--Time Out Chicago"

"a well-balanced, interesting and instructive book about our fundamental human need to drink water" "--Chicago Sun Times"

"Seamlessly blending scientific explanation and social observation" "--LA Times Book Review"

"Bottlemania makes the case that it's not in our interests to let private multinational corporations float their boats on our nation's water. That's not democracy, it's dam-ocracy, and it could damn us all if we let their unquenchable thirst for profit take precedence over our right to clean, safe, free drinking water." --Kerry Trueman, "Huffingtonpost.com"

"An intrepid, intelligent analysis of Americans' raging thirst for bottled water." "--BookPage"

"An essential, if somewhat disturbing, read." "--VeryShortList.com"

"A breezy, accessible history of water through the ages....a good account of the tensions in the little town ofFryeburg, Maine." "--New York Post"

"A sharp indictment of the bottled-water industry" "--New York Observer"

"Informative" --Meghan O'Rourke, "Slate.com"

"Compelling and dynamic" "--Library Journal"

"Entertaining and eye-opening" "--Publishers Weekly"

"Bottlemania is eye-opening and informative; you will never look at water - either "designer" or tap - in quite the same way. Royte demonstrates how everything is, in the end, truly connected." --Elizabeth Kolbert

Royte deserves credit for her tenacity and well-balanced approach....Lively investigative journalism."" --Kirkus Reviews"
"Fantastic." - Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"

"Ingenious.... Amiably, without haranguing or hyperventilating, this veteran environmental writer has produced what could be, assuming enough people read it, one of the year's most influential books." - "Boston Globe"

"""Royte's lively investigation of water politics will leave you ashamed to drink out of plastic, uneasy about the tap, and impressed by her ability to synthesize complicated material into such a witty and engaging book." "--Entertainment Weekly" "An easy-to-swallow survey.... after you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle (whether purchased or tap, plastic or not), as freaked out by your own role in today's insidious water wars as by Royte's recommended ecologically responsible drink: "Toilet to tap."" "--"Lisa Margonelli," New York Times Book Review"

"Light and easy-to-read narrative...lots of interesting factoids..." "--Providence Journal-Bulletin"

"At a time of climate change and increasing risks to global water supplies, we must change the way we think about this crucial resource and begin treating it as a public good to be preserved, rather than the equivalent of an oil deposit or timber forest, ripe for corporate exploitation." "--New Scientist"

"An intriguing look at a totem of the ultramodern, perhaps selfish, way we live now" "--Time Out Chicago"

"a well-balanced, interesting and instructive book about our fundamental human need to drink water" "--Chicago Sun Times"

"Seamlessly blending scientific explanation and social observation" "--LA Times Book Review"

"Bottlemania makes the case that it's not in our interests to let private multinational corporations float their boatson our nation's water. That's not democracy, it's dam-ocracy, and it could damn us all if we let their unquenchable thirst for profit take precedence over our right to clean, safe, free drinking water." --Kerry Trueman, "Huffingtonpost.com"

"An intrepid, intelligent analysis of Americans' raging thirst for bottled water." "--BookPage"

"An essential, if somewhat disturbing, read." "--VeryShortList.com"

"A breezy, accessible history of water through the ages....a good account of the tensions in the little town of Fryeburg, Maine." "--New York Post"

"A sharp indictment of the bottled-water industry" "--New York Observer"

"Informative" --Meghan O'Rourke, "Slate.com"

"Compelling and dynamic" "--Library Journal"

"Entertaining and eye-opening" "--Publishers Weekly"

"Bottlemania is eye-opening and informative; you will never look at water - either "designer" or tap - in quite the same way. Royte demonstrates how everything is, in the end, truly connected." --Elizabeth Kolbert

Royte deserves credit for her tenacity and well-balanced approach....Lively investigative journalism."" --Kirkus Reviews"

One of "Entertainment Weekly"'s 10 Best Non-Fiction Books of 2008

“Fantastic.” – Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"

"Ingenious.... Amiably, without haranguing or hyperventilating, this veteran environmental writer has produced what could be, assuming enough people read it, one of the year's most influential books."  - "Boston Globe"

"""Royte's lively investigation of water politics will leave you ashamed to drink out of plastic, uneasy about the tap, and impressed by her ability to synthesize complicated material into such a witty and engaging book." "—Entertainment Weekly"  “An easy-to-swallow survey…. after you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle (whether purchased or tap, plastic or not), as freaked out by your own role in today’s insidious water wars as by Royte’s recommended ecologically responsible drink: “Toilet to tap.”” "—"Lisa Margonelli," New York Times Book Review"

“Light and easy-to-read narrative…lots of int

"Fantastic." - Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times"

"Ingenious.... Amiably, without haranguing or hyperventilating, this veteran environmental writer has produced what could be, assuming enough people read it, one of the year's most influential books." - "Boston Globe"

"""Royte's lively investigation of water politics will leave you ashamed to drink out of plastic, uneasy about the tap, and impressed by her ability to synthesize complicated material into such a witty and engaging book." "--Entertainment Weekly" "An easy-to-swallow survey.... after you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle (whether purchased or tap, plastic or not), as freaked out by your own role in today's insidious water wars as by Royte's recommended ecologically responsible drink: "Toilet to tap."" "--"Lisa Margonelli," New York Times Book Review"

"Light and easy-to-read narrative...lots of interesting factoids..." "--Providence Journal-Bulletin"

"At a time of climate change and increasing risks to global water supplies, we must change the way we think about this crucial resource and begin treating it as a public good to be preserved, rather than the equivalent of an oil deposit or timber forest, ripe for corporate exploitation." "--New Scientist"

"An intriguing look at a totem of the ultramodern, perhaps selfish, way we live now" "--Time Out Chicago"

"a well-balanced, interesting and instructive book about our fundamental human need to drink water" "--Chicago Sun Times"

"Seamlessly blending scientific explanation and social observation" "--LA Times Book Review"

"Bottlemania makes the case that it's not in our interests to let private multinational corporations float their boats on our nation's water. That's not democracy, it's dam-ocracy, and it could damn us all if we let their unquenchable thirst for profit take precedence over our right to clean, safe, free drinking water." --Kerry Trueman, "Huffingtonpost.com"

"An intrepid, intelligent analysis of A

Fantastic. "Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times"

Ingenious.... Amiably, without haranguing or hyperventilating, this veteran environmental writer has produced what could be, assuming enough people read it, one of the year's most influential books. "Boston Globe"

Royte's lively investigation of water politics will leave you ashamed to drink out of plastic, uneasy about the tap, and impressed by her ability to synthesize complicated material into such a witty and engaging book. "Entertainment Weekly"

An easy-to-swallow survey.... after you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle (whether purchased or tap, plastic or not), as freaked out by your own role in today's insidious water wars as by Royte's recommended ecologically responsible drink: 'Toilet to tap'. "Lisa Margonelli, New York Times Book Review"

Light and easy-to-read narrative lots of interesting factoids "Providence Journal-Bulletin"

At a time of climate change and increasing risks to global water supplies, we must change the way we think about this crucial resource and begin treating it as a public good to be preserved, rather than the equivalent of an oil deposit or timber forest, ripe for corporate exploitation. "New Scientist"

An intriguing look at a totem of the ultramodern, perhaps selfish, way we live now "Time Out Chicago"

a well-balanced, interesting and instructive book about our fundamental human need to drink water "Chicago Sun Times"

Seamlessly blending scientific explanation and social observation "LA Times Book Review"

Bottlemania makes the case that it's not in our interests to let private multinational corporations float their boats on our nation's water. That's not democracy, it's dam-ocracy, and it could damn us all if we let their unquenchable thirst for profit take precedence over our right to clean, safe, free drinking water. "Kerry Trueman, Huffingtonpost.com"

An intrepid, intelligent analysis of Americans' raging thirst for bottled water. "BookPage"

An essential, if somewhat disturbing, read. "VeryShortList.com"

A breezy, accessible history of water through the ages....a good account of the tensions in the little town of Fryeburg, Maine. "New York Post"

A sharp indictment of the bottled-water industry "New York Observer"

Informative "Meghan O'Rourke, Slate.com"

Compelling and dynamic "Library Journal"

Entertaining and eye-opening "Publishers Weekly"

Bottlemania is eye-opening and informative; you will never look at water either "designer" or tap in quite the same way. Royte demonstrates how everything is, in the end, truly connected. "Elizabeth Kolbert"

Royte deserves credit for her tenacity and well-balanced approach .Lively investigative journalism. "Kirkus Reviews""

"Fantastic." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Ingenious.... Amiably, without haranguing or hyperventilating, this veteran environmental writer has produced what could be, assuming enough people read it, one of the year's most influential books." --Boston Globe

"Royte's lively investigation of water politics will leave you ashamed to drink out of plastic, uneasy about the tap, and impressed by her ability to synthesize complicated material into such a witty and engaging book." --Entertainment Weekly

"An easy-to-swallow survey.... after you read it you will sip warily from your water bottle (whether purchased or tap, plastic or not), as freaked out by your own role in today's insidious water wars as by Royte's recommended ecologically responsible drink: 'Toilet to tap'." --Lisa Margonelli, New York Times Book Review

"Light and easy-to-read narrative...lots of interesting factoids..." --Providence Journal-Bulletin

"At a time of climate change and increasing risks to global water supplies, we must change the way we think about this crucial resource and begin treating it as a public good to be preserved, rather than the equivalent of an oil deposit or timber forest, ripe for corporate exploitation." --New Scientist

"An intriguing look at a totem of the ultramodern, perhaps selfish, way we live now" --Time Out Chicago

"a well-balanced, interesting and instructive book about our fundamental human need to drink water" --Chicago Sun Times

"Seamlessly blending scientific explanation and social observation" --LA Times Book Review

"Bottlemania makes the case that it's not in our interests to let private multinational corporations float their boats on our nation's water. That's not democracy, it's dam-ocracy, and it could damn us all if we let their unquenchable thirst for profit take precedence over our right to clean, safe, free drinking water." --Kerry Trueman, Huffingtonpost.com

"An intrepid, intelligent analysis of Americans' raging thirst for bottled water." --BookPage

"An essential, if somewhat disturbing, read." --VeryShortList.com

"A breezy, accessible history of water through the ages....a good account of the tensions in the little town of Fryeburg, Maine." --New York Post

"A sharp indictment of the bottled-water industry" --New York Observer

"Informative" --Meghan O'Rourke, Slate.com

"Compelling and dynamic" --Library Journal

"Entertaining and eye-opening" --Publishers Weekly

"Bottlemania is eye-opening and informative; you will never look at water - either "designer" or tap - in quite the same way. Royte demonstrates how everything is, in the end, truly connected." --Elizabeth Kolbert

"Royte deserves credit for her tenacity and well-balanced approach....Lively investigative journalism." --Kirkus Reviews