Book: Drinking Water


Drinking Water: A History
James Salzman, Duckworth (2013), RRP $29.99

Drinking Water will transform the way you consume and think about this essential resource – whether bottled water is safer than tap, how early civilisations kept from going thirsty, or how much to drink a day.

Many do not have access to safe drinking water, and the book covers global shifts that could exacerbate this.

The narrative flows seamlessly between traditional and globalised cultures from both historical and contemporary times. Yet no matter where you are from, Salzman’s book makes it easy to appreciate the infinite history and complexity contained within a simple glass of water.

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