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The Resource Water : a global history, Ian Miller

Water : a global history, Ian Miller

Label
Water : a global history
Title
Water
Title remainder
a global history
Statement of responsibility
Ian Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Other than air, the only substance more vital to life is water. Our bodies brim with it, and if we're deprived of it for even a few days, the results can be fatal. Our planet, too, is mostly water, with oceans across approximately 70 per cent of its surface. But potable water has in many times and places been a scarce resource. Water traces the history of our relationship with drinking water -- our attempts to find it, keep it clean and make it widely available. From ancient times to the present, humans have tried many ways to render water palatable: boiling it for tea, distilling or brewing it as part of alcoholic beverages, or piping it from springs, bubbles and all. Ian Miller covers the histories of water treatment and supply, belief in its medicinal powers, the rising popularity of branded bottled water and much more. As access to fresh water becomes an ever more potent problem worldwide, this book is a fascinating reminder of our long engagement with this most vital fluid."--Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Ian
Dewey number
628.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD345
LC item number
.M635 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edible series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water
  • Water
  • Drinking water
  • Drinking water
  • Water-supply
  • Water quality
  • Water
  • Water
  • Drinking water
  • Water
  • Water
  • Water quality
  • Water
  • Water-supply
Label
Water : a global history, Ian Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What is water? -- Water falls in and out of fashion -- What is in water? -- Water and healthy bodies -- Making water safe -- Alcohol or water? -- Marketing drinking water -- Making water interesting -- Global access to drinking water -- Recipes -- Mineral water brands
Control code
905380058
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781780235011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)905380058
Label
Water : a global history, Ian Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
What is water? -- Water falls in and out of fashion -- What is in water? -- Water and healthy bodies -- Making water safe -- Alcohol or water? -- Marketing drinking water -- Making water interesting -- Global access to drinking water -- Recipes -- Mineral water brands
Control code
905380058
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781780235011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)905380058

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