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The big necessity : the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters, Rose George

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The big necessity : the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters
Title
The big necessity
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the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters
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Rose George
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Language
eng
Summary
Human waste is a major public health threat: population growth is taxing even the most advanced sewage systems, and the disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in America, 1.95 million people have no access to an indoor toilet. Yet the subject remains unmentionable. The Big Necessity takes aim at the taboo, revealing everything that matters about how people do--and don't--deal with their own waste. George also explores the infrastructure disasters waiting to happen and the potential saviors: from China's five million biogas digesters to the U.S. Army's personal lasers used by soldiers to zap their feces in the field
Summary
Examines the dangers, rising costs, and environmental concerns related to human waste, citing a high percentage of people in both developed and underprivileged nations who do not have access to properly maintained sewage systems
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Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2008.
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275105
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
363.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA567
LC item number
.G46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 785
NLM item number
G348b 2008
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adult
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the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters
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The big necessity : the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters, Rose George
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
In the sewers -- Japan's toilet revolution -- 2.6 billion -- Going to the sulabh -- China's biogas boom -- A public necessity -- The battle of biosolids -- Open-defecation-free India -- In the cities
Control code
5017664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780805082715
Lccn
2008029999
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocn234213749
  • (OCoLC)234213749
Label
The big necessity : the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters, Rose George
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
In the sewers -- Japan's toilet revolution -- 2.6 billion -- Going to the sulabh -- China's biogas boom -- A public necessity -- The battle of biosolids -- Open-defecation-free India -- In the cities
Control code
5017664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780805082715
Lccn
2008029999
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn234213749
  • (OCoLC)234213749

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