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The big necessity : adventures in the world of human waste

Author: Rose George
Publisher: London : Portobello Books, 2008.
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"[A] tour through the world of human waste - one of the biggest unchallenged causes of death worldwide and, for many, to their immense cost, the last remaining taboo. Produced behind closed doors, disposed of discreetly and hidden by euphemism, human waste is rarely out in the open in 'civilised' society ... With a journalist's nose for a story and campaigner's desire for change, Rose George ... takes us underground  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rose George
ISBN: 9781846270697 1846270693
OCLC Number: 232714594
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: In the sewers : the art of drainage --
The robo-toilet revolution : the actress and the gorilla --
2.6 billion : '--
and sanitation' --
Going to the sulabh : spade, black, dung, horse --
China's biogas boom : a pig in every bedroom --
A public necessity : frightening the horses --
The battle of biosolids : bad smell, big tomatoes --
Open defecation free India : husband wanted; must have toilet --
In the cities : aqua-privies for Jesus --
The end : small energy.
Responsibility: Rose George.

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Takes us underground to the sewers of Paris and London and overground, to meet the heroes of India's sanitation movement, the Japanese genius at the cutting edge of toilet technology, and the  Read more...

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"'Few are the writers brave and bold enough to take on so difficult - but so endlessly fascinating - a topic as the story of human waste. Rose George has risen to this particular challenge, and her Read more...

 
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Favourite book, ever.

by bernelle (WorldCat user published 2012-08-22) Excellent Permalink

OK, disclaimer, I am a wastewater treatment bioprocess engineer. And I love this book. Well written, funny and informative.

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