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Flushed : how the plumber saved civilization

Author: W Hodding Carter
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Atria books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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An anecdotal history of plumbing from the Harappan of 3000 B.C. to the modern world is a tribute to such engineering achievements as the lead pipes of the Roman empire, the sewers of London, and Japanese toilets.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Hodding Carter
ISBN: 0743474082 9780743474085 9780743474092 0743474090
OCLC Number: 63277980
Description: 241 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Jasmin --
1. The humble plumber --
2. When lead ruled --
3. Do as the Romans do --
4. How we do it now --
5. Foul --
6. A tour of the London sewer --
7. It makes your garden grow --
8. Blame it on the Christians --
9. The birth of the toilet --
10. "What was in the toilet?" --
11. Touching the untouchables --
12. The power of poop --
Conclusion. Do it for your plumber --
Postscript. Russell and Jasmin : uncensored.
Responsibility: W. Hodding Carter.
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In the tradition of Salt by Mark Kurlansky and Stiff by Mary Roach, a quirky and fascinating history of plumbing - from the Harappan of the Indus Valley (circa 3000 BC) to the Roman Empire, from  Read more...

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