Thursday, December 23, 2010

Basic Earth Guides - WATER AND YOUR HEALTH - en bok om mer enn bare vann

WATER
AND YOUR
HEALTH

Clean Water Is Vital
to Your Health

Beatrice Trum Hunter
Thomas Hirsch, Series Editor

BASIC EARTH GUIDES

Basic
Health
PUBLICATIONS, INC.


Crazy tittel. Likevel titta jeg alltid i den hver gang vi var innom Lille Arkana på Youngstorget. Den lå alltid i tilbudsboksen blant diverse b-varer. Men. Likevel kan man ramle over en skatt, noe som virkelig er verdifullt, og spennende. Og sånn var det med denne boka. Akkurat som med Llewellyn's 2010 Daily Planetary Guide.

Mystisk. Sånt gjør oppdagelsesferdene spennende. Og betydningsfulle. For denne boka er ufattelig interessant. Vann er viktig, vann er allerede mangelvare i mange land, vann er noe man virkelig vil kjempe for. Ikke sant? Og her kommer forfatteren med forslaga som kanskje redder akkurat deg, en dag i fremtiden. Teksten på baksiden forklarer hele greia, og hvor viktig det er, så jeg vil avslutte med den. Quote. 

Ikke New age. Dette er forskning. Med resultater. Og kritikk. Av forurensingen av drikkevannet vårt, takket være myndighetene og pengefolk. Så selvfølgelig blir en bok av det kalibret hysjet vekk i intet, i bunnen av tilbudsboksen. De beste bøkene jeg eier er funnet sånn. Det er disse bøkene jeg har liggende i veska, alltid, uansett hvor jeg er. I pocket size. Slitte. Uvanlige. Sjeldne i opplag.

"Hardly a day passes without a new headline about the effects of global warming, species loss, and other distressing enviromental news. Some experts caution that we have only one generation of time to reverse conditions in our polluted enviroment, or we shall experience irreversible damage. Many people feel that the problems are on such a vast scale, are so complex and overwhelming, that individual efforts are futile. They are wrong.

In Water and Your Health, eminent health writer and environmentalist Beatrice Trum Hunter discusses the natural resource we can't live without. What is in the water you drink every day? Do you know if you have been swallowing arsenic, hormone disrupters, radon, Giardia lamblia, and Cryptosporidium parvum? Learn how to get your water tested. There are many ways to improve the quality of water coming from your tap. There are water filters, water softeners, and bottled water. Which is right for you? Hunter responds to the mounting water-quality crisis with hopeful answers and measures, beginning in our homes.

Beatrice Trum Hunter has written numerous books and articles on food and environmental issues, including The Natural Foods Cookbook, Gardening Without Poisons, and The Mirage of Safety: Food Additives and Public Policy. As food editor of Consumers' Research Magazine, Hunter continues to explore cutting-edge issues. She is an honorary member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the President's Award, bestowed by the National Nutritional Foods Association in 2001."
- WATER AND YOUR HEALTH, Clean Water Is Vital to Your Health, Beatrice Trum Hunter, Thomas Hirsch, Series Editor, BASIC EARTH GUIDES, Basic Health PUBLICATIONS, INC.

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