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The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, George, Rose
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Author Name    George, Rose

Title   The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Holt Paperbacks

ISBN Number    0805090835 / 9780805090833

Seller ID   SKU9142359

0805090835 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

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"One smart book . . . delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name." --"Newsweek"

Acclaimed as "extraordinary" ("The New York Times") and "a classic" ("Los Angeles Times"), "The Big Necessity" is on its way to removing the taboo on bodily waste--something common to all and as natural as breathing. We prefer not to talk about it, but we should--even those of us who take care of our business in pristine, sanitary conditions. Disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in America, nearly two million people have no access to an indoor toilet. Yet the subject remains unmentionable.

Moving from the underground sewers of Paris, London, and New York (an infrastructure disaster waiting to happen) to an Indian slum where ten toilets are shared by 60,000 people, "The Big Necessity" breaks the silence, revealing everything that matters about how people do--and don't--deal with their own waste. With razor-sharp wit and crusading urgency, mixing levity with gravity, Rose George has turned the subject we like to avoid into a cause with the most serious of consequences.

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