Thursday, January 15, 2009

Book Review: Bottlemania

Bottlemania: How water went on sale and why we bought it
By Elizabeth Royte

In the woods of western Maine, a water war rages between the townspeople and a multinational corporation. This case provides the backdrop of Royte's journey through the pipes and filters of tap water of almost every state in the country. From having a water tasting lunch with a bottled water connoisseur to drinking right from a bubbling spring, Royte delivers a history of people's love/hate relationship with water, bottled or not.

If you are a UW-Madison student, please request this book from MadCat. If you are a Wisconsin resident, please request it through Wisconsin's Water Library Web site book request.