The Big Thirst
The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water
Publication Date: April 2011
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wal-Mart Effect comes a fascinating journey into the secret life of water, a book that upends everything we think we know about the most vital substance in our lives.
Charles Fishman is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wal-Mart Effect, a finalist for the Goldman Sachs-Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. A former metro and national reporter for the Washington Post, he has worked for the innovative business magazine Fast Company since 1996. Charles has won numerous awards, including UCLA's Gerald Loeb Award for outstanding business writing, the most prestigious award in business journalism. He has appeared regularly on NPR, CNN, and Fox News. Stephen Hoye has won thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards, including one for the New York Times bestseller Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki. A graduate of London's Guildhall and a veteran of London's West End, Stephen has recorded many other notable titles, such as Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong and The Google Story by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed.
Investigative reporter Charles Fishman says the past 100 years have been the golden age of water in the developed world â�� but now that's about to change. He profiles communities grappling with water shortages and details the efforts to conserve water in The Big Thirst. More at NPR.org
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"A timely warning about the dwindling global water supply." ---Kirkus