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  • The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charles Fishman
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    The water coming out of your tap is four billion years old and might have been slurped by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. We will always have exactly as much water on Earth as we have ever had. Water cannot be destroyed, and it can always be made clean enough for drinking again. In fact, water can be made so clean that it actually becomes toxic. As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this delightful narrative excursion, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, which is both the promise and the peril of our unexplored connections to it.

    Lynn says: "Informative Book"
    "Each opening of the tap, reminds me of this book."
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    This book was an absolutely fascinating read!

    One basic premise of this book is the fact that all the water on Earth has been here since the beginning of time. It is not being created, and it is not being destroyed. It is just constantly moving and being recycled. Odds are, much of the water molecules you will drink today have been urinated by dinosaurs, many... many... times in the past.

    The author also presents numerous case studies of modern cities and their relationships/ challenges/ initiatives with water. Just a few of the many, diverse locals detailed are Las Vegas, Delhi, Perth...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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