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Books About Water - Health, Origins, Design and Appreciation.
Whether you’re just beginning to discover the joys of fine waters, or been appreciating water for some time, we have a range of books, some new to the market, extoling the virtues of water, either as an epicurean accompaniment or for its role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You are welcome to come into the store and preview any of these books.
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Healing Springs
‘Healing Springs - The Ultimate Guide to Taking the Waters’ - Nathaniel Altman
The use of natural mineral spring water for the prevention and cure of disease dates back 5,000 years to the Bronze Age. Natural springs were also revered by indigineous peoples, including Maori who would regularly bath in them following battle. ‘Taking the Waters’ peaked in the late nineteenth century in Europe and the US. Today spas are experiencing a revival as an escape for relaxation and recuperation from our busy lifestyles. Nathaniel Altman is a medical writer and researcher who has written fifteen books on alternative healing.
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When The Rivers Run Dry
‘When The Rivers Run Dry’ - Fred Pearce
“The one-word review of Pearce’s book is: Terrifying. Whether he’s writing about the Indian peasant farmers who draw from poisoned wells every day, the oblivious Arizonans who run fountains in the desert, or the apocalytic moonscape that is the Aral Sea, Pearce manages to convey the immense wreckage human activity is making of our lifeblood.” - John McGrath - Grist.
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You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!’
‘You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!’ - F. Batmanghelij, M.D.
‘You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! - Water for Health, for Healing, for Life’ is Dr Batmanghelij’s followup to ‘Your Body’s Many Cries for Water’, updated and written in an easily read style. Based on more than twenty years of clinical and scientific research into the role of water in the body. One of several must read books about water and health.
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H20 Water Package Design
‘H20 Water Package Design’ - William Stout Architectural Books
‘H20 Water Package Design’ is a collection of some of the best designer labels and mineral water bottles, chosen for the aesthetic qualities of label and container. Also contains information about the water’s source, bottling method, composition, and other information that helps better understand the design, historical context and contemporary influences.
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Life’s Matrix
‘Life’s Matrix: A Biography of Water’ - Philip Ball
Life’s Matrix tells of water’s origins, its history, and its fascinating pervasiveness: there are, for example, at least fourteen different forms of ice! There is water on the sun and the moon, and there may be enough of it beneath the surface of the Earth to refill the oceans thirty times over. Authur Philip Ball also surveys the grim realities of our natural resources, and shows how water will become a scarce commodity in the twenty-first century.
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Box Bottle Bag
‘Box Bottle Bag: The World’s Best Package Designs’ - Andrew Gibbs
The look, feel and concept of a package is crucial to its sales success, and ‘Box, Bottle, Bag’ contains more than 140 projects that have succeeded on many levels. Designs are grouped into styles including Luxe, Bold, Crisp, Charming, Casual and Nostalgic. Since its launch in early 2010, ‘Box, Bottle, Bag’ has become one of the top selling package design books. From, this book is must for design companies, packaging specialists and aspiring brand owners.
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Fine Waters
‘Fine Waters’ - Michael Mascha
A connoisseur’s guide to the world’s most distinctive bottled waters. Michael Mascha is a recognised expert on the subject of bottled waters. The book reviews 100 of the world’s best loved bottled water brands, their sources, flavours, and history - along with expert analysis and full colour photos. This book is a must for any aspiring water aficionado.
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Ionized Water
‘Ionized Water’ - Bob McCauley
‘The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water’ - described as 'The Definitive Guide to the World's Healthiest Substance'. This book will answer all your questions about ionized water, but is also strong advocate of the everyday benefits of hydration. It contains information about what ionized water is, how to use a water ionizer and the long term benefits of consuming ionized water.
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The Water Prescription
‘The Water Prescription’ - Christopher Vasey
Christopher Vasey is a naturopath specialising in detoxification and rejuvenation. In his book he explains not only why water is so essential to our health but also what quantities we should drink and when. In addition, he provides ten water cures that will rehydrate the deepest levels of the body, remove toxins, and restore vital minerals.
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Your Body's Many Cries for Water
‘Your Body's Many Cries for Water’ - F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. - 3rd Edition
Described by one reviewer as “The best health book of the century”. This book outlines the evidence that the lack of water in the body - chronic dehydration - is the root cause of many painful degenerative diseases, asthma, allergies, hypertension, excess body weight, and some emotional problems including depression.
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The Drinking Water Book
“The Drinking Water Book’ - Colin Ingram
This book isn’t about bottled or even mineral waters but does go into some depth about how water sources differ and what you should be looking for in a water or water treatment system. It will though make you think twice about what is coming out of the tap! ...
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The No Nonsense Guide to Water
'The No Nonsense Guide to Water' - Maggie Black
Water is at once the most ordinary and extraordinary substance because, without it, nothing else survives. Today, global pressures on freshwater raise the spectre of pollution scares, irrigation shortages, rivers so massively dammed and diverted they do not reach the sea, even of 'water wars'. This No-Nonsense Guide examines the world water crisis in its many dimensions.
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The Good Water Guide
‘The Good Water Guide’ - Maureen & Timothy Green
This “Revised - Up To Date” edition was last published in 1994, but remains one of the few definitive guides to the classic bottled waters of the world. While it doesn't include many hundreds of recent contemporary and designer labels, it is an authoritative guide to the classic spa towns and springs with a particular focus on Europe. Any serious water aficionado will want this book in their collection.
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The Hidden Messages In Water
'The Hidden Messages In Water' - Masaru Emoto
Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto presents evidence in this ‘New York Times Bestseller’ that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, words and feelings. The quality of water is revealed in full colour photographs using high-speed photography of water crystals. His message is one of personal health, global environmental renewal, and a practical plan for peace that starts with each of us.
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The Secret Life Of Water
'The Secret Life of Water' - Masaru Emoto
The latest publication from the New York Times best selling author of ‘The Hidden Messages in Water’. “From its arrival on earth to the vast areas it traverses before emptying into the sea, water holds all the knowledge and experience it has acquired. As phenomenal as it may seem, water carries its whole history, just as we carry ours. It carries secrets, too.”
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Water And Salt - The Essence of Life
'Water And Salt - The Essence of Life' - Dr Barbara Hendel and Peter Ferreira
The importance of water and salt in their natural forms becomes an eye-opener after reading this book. This book paves the way for a healthy and holistic lifestyle, conveying esoteric knowledge about how the basic elements of water & salt can be integrated into our lives. The book devotes an entire chapter to FIJI water.
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Water Pack! - H2O Deluxe
'Water Pack! - H2O Deluxe' - Santi Trivino
“Water Pack! presents a meticulous and international selection of the best packaging designs for bottled water, brands which might be found on the menus in today‘s most select restaurants, bars and spa shops. The bottle‘s design is nearly as essential as the origin of the water itself, a substance so elemental, colorless, and anodyne that nature has provided it free of charge, while human beings have turned it into a truly desirable, powerful and distinctive item.”
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Wellsprings - A Natural History Of Bottled Spring Waters
'Wellsprings' - Francis H. Chapelle
‘Wellsprings - A Natural History of Bottled Spring Waters’, as the name suggests is the authoritative work on the history of bottled spring water in the US. The book examines every aspect from geology and hydrology of springs, chemistry of waters, evolution of the bottle and microbiology of bottled water. It also touches on law, ethics and marketing principals of the bottled water industry. A must read for aspiring spring owners!
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Bottlemania - How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It
'Bottlemania' - Elizabeth Royte
The book has a US and convenience bottled water focus, and in particular Nestle, and their purchase and commercialisation of Poland Spring in Maine and its impact on the local townspeople of Fryeburg (corporate vs small town America). There are though some well researched chapters about the treatment processes and delivery of traditonal 'tap' water which will get you wondering. A good read!
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Well Springs

‘Wellsprings - A Natural History of Bottled Spring Waters’, as the name suggests is the authoritative work on the history of bottled spring water in the US. The book examines every aspect from geology and hydrology of springs, chemistry of waters, evolution of the bottle and microbiology of bottled water. It also touches on law, ethics and marketing principals of the bottled water industry. A must read for aspiring spring owners! ... more

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