The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

By Charles Fishman. Publisher: Free Press


Fishman presents a lively, eye-opening, and invaluable assessment of the politics, economics, and culture of water; warns us about deteriorating infrastructure; and calls for a reasonable “water-use revolution.”




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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