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, from a US perspective. The book examines every aspect of bottled water, from geology and hydrology of springs, chemistry and microbiology of water, and evolution of the bottle. It also touches on law, ethics and marketing principals of the bottled water industry. What could easily have been a dry door stopper text book, is a well written enjoyable page turning read, I often find myself referring back to. Highly recommended for anyone with a serious interest in developing a bottled water source or brand.