Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: American Water Works Assn (October 16, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
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I wrote the Foreword and am posting it as my review. Can't beat that! Here goes:Many years ago, an engineer colleague told me that if I ever wanted to thank one person for the excellent state of public health in the USA, make sure I thanked an engineer. When I presented a puzzled mien, he proceeded to explain the role of the engineering profession in developing methods for treating wastewater and disinfecting drinking water. I certainly understood the difficulty in, and importance of, treating wastewater, but I scoffed at the disinfection aspect, especially the difficulty. `What's the big deal with disinfecting the drinking water? Just add some chlorine,' I replied. He responded with a glare that I suspect I'd given to some of my students over the years, and proceeded to lecture me on drinking water disinfection with chlorine. Little did I realize that, lo these many years later, I would be penning the foreword to a book titled, 'The Chlorine Revolution: Water Disinfectionand the Fight to Save Lives', and being amazed at and enthralled by the wealth of information in Dr. Michael J. McGuire's book. Suffice it to say that in writing this book, Mike added two more hats to his engineering one - those of historian and detective. The book is meticulously researched and documented and well-written.Even I, as a non-engineer (hydrogeologist), have known Mike by reputation for a number of years. After all, he is a fellow `water wonk' and (unlike me) a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an organization that does not suffer fools. I first met him several years ago when we both served on a National Research Council committee, and that in-person experience did nothing but enhance his reputation and my perception of his expertise.
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