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Wine expert Michael Dovaz explores the primary ingredient in his favorite beverage in Water: From the Big Bang to the Bottle. His fascination with the liquid of life is readily apparent in the pages of this richly illustrated coffee-table H2O handbook. Dovaz brings together dozens of lush photos of water in all its esoteric forms, from tears to bubbles to ice, and accompanies the images with a worshipful introduction to water's science and lore.
Starting with the first photos, of our home planet from space counterposed with a human fetus floating in amniotic fluid, Dovaz traces the flow of water from its birth in starstuff through its cycles through life on Earth and back into the universe. In between, we're treated to a somewhat confused photographic display of snowflakes, meandering rivers, raindrops, swimming pools, and beaches, in black and white, color, posed and not. Of course, the grand theme is water, but Dovaz may have needed a few hundred more pages of images to unify and organize the book.
Nevertheless, Water offers some lovely and unforgettable images of our wet world. And in true connoisseur style, Dovaz offers a water-tasting method that will allow you to choose your favorite aquatic vintages from the exhaustive list of bottled water brands he includes after the photo essay. --Therese Littleton [via]