OneBook CRC

2014-2015: Bottlemania

2014-2015: Bottlemania

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The OneBook Project encourages the Cosumnes River College's entire campus and neighboring community to read and discuss a common book during each academic year.

The OneBook CRC selection for the 2014/2015 academic year is 
Bottlemania, by Elizabeth Royte
Copies are available for checkout in the CRC Library or for purchase at the CRC College Store.


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About the Book
Bottled water is on the verge of becoming the most popular beverage in the country. But what’s the cost of all this water—for us and for the environment? In this eye-opening book, Elizabeth Royte does for water what Michael Pollan did for food: She examines the people, machines, economies, and cultural trends that surround it on its journey from distant aquifers to our supermarkets and homes. She looks at the various sources of drinking water (including the embattled Maine town that Poland Spring exports from), the chemicals we dump into it to make it potable, and the real differences between tap and bottled. is the story of one of the greatest marketing coups of the twentieth century—and one of the most troubling issues facing our environment today. With a new afterword on the developing issues in clean water around the world.


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