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All the Dirt.

Author: Katherine Ashenburg; Francis Blake
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cleanliness is next to godliness. At least that was the point of view espoused by John Wesley in 18th century England. But accounts of people bathing go back to the Bronze Age in the Indus Valley. All the Dirt on Getting Clean is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of keeping clean. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author quickly establishes how our ideas have changed drastically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ashenburg, Katherine.
All the Dirt.
Toronto : Annick Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Ashenburg; Francis Blake
ISBN: 9781554517923 1554517923
OCLC Number: 1011200798
Description: 1 online resource (109 pages)
Contents: Eight myths about "clean" --
Ancient grime: 3000 BCE to 306 CE --
Saints, steam, and soap: 307 to 1550 --
It's a foul, foul world: 1550 to 1715 --
Some like it cold: 1715 to 1800 --
Baths and how to take them: Europe, 1800 to 1900 --
Wet all over at once: North America, 1800 to 1900 --
Soap opera: 1875 to 1960 --
The household shrine: 1960 to the present --
Good microbes, bad microbes: into the future.
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