Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Avery Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
325
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781583335239

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About the Author

Edward Humes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author whose eleven previous books include Force of Nature, Eco Barons, and the PEN Award-winning No Matter How Loud I Shout. He lives in Seal Beach, California.

Reviews

"Humes offers plenty of surprising, even shocking, statistics...An important addition to the environmentalist bookshelf."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Unlike most dirty books, this one is novel and fresh on every page. You'll be amazed."
--Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

"Edward Humes takes us on a real romp through the waste stream. Garbology is an illuminating, entertaining read that ultimately provides hope and tips for a less wasteful future. This book will make you want to burn, or at least recycle, your trash can!"
--Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland

"In this well-written and fast-paced book, Ed Humes delves into the underbelly of a consumer society--its trash. What he finds is so startling and infuriating, you will never think about 'waste' in the same way again."
-Samuel Fromartz, author of Organic, Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network

"Humes's argument isn't a castigation of litterbugs. It's a persuasive and sometimes astonishing indictment of an economy that's become inextricably linked to the increasing consumption of cheap, disposable stuff--ultimately to our own economic, political, and yes, environmental peril... his arguments for the rank inefficiency of our trash-happy, terminally obsolescent economy are spot on."
--Bookforum