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The last taboo : opening the door on the global sanitation crisis

Author: Maggie Black; Ben Fawcett
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008.
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Except in schoolboy jokes, the subject of human waste is rarely aired. We talk about 'water-related' diseases when most are sanitation-related - in short, we don't mention the shit. A century and a half ago, a long, hot summer reduced the Thames flowing past the UK Houses of Parliament to a 'Great Stink', thereby inducing MPs to legislate sanitary reform. Today, another sanitary reformation is needed, one that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Black, Maggie, 1945-
Last taboo.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008
(DLC) 2007051581
(OCoLC)184829544
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Black; Ben Fawcett
ISBN: 9781849776325 1849776326 9781136532924 1136532927
OCLC Number: 669495473
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 254 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: A short history of the unmentionable --
Runaway urbanization and the rediscovery of filth --
In dignity and health --
Pit stops : the expanding technological menu --
Selling sanitation to new users --
Shitty livelihoods, or what? --
Bringing on the new sanitary revolution.
Responsibility: Maggie Black and Ben Fawcett.
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