Parched City (Paperback)

A History of London's Public and Private Drinking Water

By Emma M. Jones

Zero Books, 9781780991580, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 16, 2013

List Price: 29.95*
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Safe drinking water is essential to daily life. Meeting that demand with bottled water is a luxury too far, argues Emma Jones. She is not a lone critic of the packaged water industry. However, this author looks to history for solutions to a major sustainability problem: in the design, management and use of the city. With original stories from London's archives, Parched City tracks drinking-water obsessions through a popular architectural history tale.

About the Author

Emma M. Jones is a Dubliner by birth and a Londoner by chance. She studied architectural history at the Bartlett, University College London and currently works in modern medical history research at Queen Mary, University of London.