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Main Title Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash /
Author Humes, Edward,
Publisher Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 830005117
ISBN 9781583335239; 1583335234
Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal--United States ; Environmental engineering--United States ; Salvage (Waste, etc)--China
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD788.H86 2013 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/13/2015
ELAM  TD788.H86 2013 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 09/02/2014
EOAM  TD788.H86 2013 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/18/2015
Edition First trade paperback edition.
Collation 325 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"With a new afterword"---Cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314) and index.
Contents Notes
This narrative science book about trash digs through our epic piles of trash to reveal not just what we throw away, but who we are and where our society is headed. The real secret at the heart of this book may well be the potential for a happy ending buried in our landfill. Waste is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to change and prosper in the process. Introduction: 102 tons, (or: becoming China's trash compactor) -- Part 1. The biggest thing we make. Ain't no mountain high enough ; Piggeries and burn piles : an American trash genesis ; From trash TV to landfill rodeos ; The last and future kingdom ; Down to the sea in chips ; Nerds vs. nurdles -- Part 2. The trash detectives. The trash trackers ; Decadence now -- Part 3. The way back. Pick of the litter ; Chico and the man ; Green cities and garbage death rays ; Put-downs, pickups and the power of no -- Epilogue: Garbage in, garbage out -- Afterword.