The Big Thirst

The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

by Charles Fishman

The Big Thirst

Paperback, 388 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16 | purchase


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Explores every facet of water and examines the issues surrounding water scarcity and what can be done to ensure that humans have plenty of clean water in the future. By the best-selling author of The Wal-Mart Effect. 60,000 first printing.

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