A whole book about water? Really?
We all know water is precious and important in our lives, but like most U.S. citizens, I used to take safe, clean water for granted.
Never again after reading "The Big Thirst." The book is compelling and fun to read, serious and hopeful.
Charles Fishman is a great storyteller and writer. With humor and facts, he identifies and explores vital issues as he travels to Las Vegas, Australia, India, UAE and beyond. He presents ideas, information and critical issues in a thoughtful and calm manner.
This important and book changed the way I think about water, and has lessons for individuals, communities and policy makers.
I no longer feel numbed by water worries; I even feel hopeful. And I keep thinking about my relationship with water, including why a body of water makes me so happy, and why some fountains are amazing and others are just annoying (you know the type). This book will keep me (and others) thinking and talking about water for a long time to come.