Shelf Life

The Big Thirst

Katharine Crnko Apr 12, 2011

Title: The Big Thirst

Author: Charles Fishman

Publisher: Free Press

Type: Non Fiction

Released: April 12, 2011

Length: 400 pages

For the past 100 years, the developed world has enjoyed the luxury of a cheap, safe and plentiful water supply. But in his new book, Charles Fishman explains that relationship is about to change, dramatically. The Big Thirst is a comprehensive, readable depiction of the world’s dependence on — and responsibilities to — a priceless resource.

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