Life in a Bottle
232 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:20 Apr 2010

Life in a Bottle

The Reality Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Island Press
Life in a Bottle is a lively critique of the bottled waterindustry, its environmental misdeeds and misleading messages. Throughhumorous anecdotes and concrete facts, internationally renowned waterexpert Peter Gleick shows us where bottled water comes from –what is really in the bottle? He analyzes how bottled water moved froma niche product to a world-wide phenomenon, and how we came to fear tapwater. Finally, he uncovers the serious environmental impacts ofbottled water, and tells of the resulting backlash against thiswasteful industry.
Peter Gleick is co-founder and president of thePacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Securityin Oakland, California, and has been dubbed a “visionary on theenvironment” by the BBC.
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