The Big Necessity -

The Big Necessity

Adventures In The World Of Human Waste



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Prepare to embark upon an eye-opening tour through the world of human waste. With a journalist's nose for a story, and a campaigner's desire for change, Rose George is our undaunted guide through this fascinating and little travelled terrain. She takes us underground into the Victorian brick sewers of London and New York in the company of flushermen, and overground to meet the heroes of India's sanitation movement. We examine the hi-tech Japanese revolution in toilet engineering; we investigate whether re-naming sewage sludge 'biosolids' might provide an eco-friendly alternative to petrol; and we stand right in front of the single biggest unsolved public health problem on the planet. Witty, serious and original, The Big Necessity proves that shit doesn't have to be a dirty word.

Product code: 9781846270703

ISBN 9781846270703
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS21
Publisher Granta Books
No. Of Pages 272
Rose George confronts the last taboo and takes us on an unprecedented tour through a world knee-deep in pestilential sewage - which remains the most significant global issue about which few talk or think .