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Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash, Edward Humes

Label
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash
Title
Garbology
Title remainder
our dirty love affair with trash
Statement of responsibility
Edward Humes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage. Trash is America's largest export. Individually, we make more than four pounds a day, sixty-four tons across a lifetime. We make so much of it that trash dominates America's place in the global economy--now the most prized product made in the United States. In 2010, China's number-one export to the U.S. was computer equipment. America's two biggest exports were paper waste and scrap metal. Somehow, a country that once built things for the rest of the world has transformed itself into China's trash compactor. In Garbology, Edward Humes reveals what this world of trash looks like, how we got here, and what some families, communities, and other countries are doing to find a way back from a world of waste. Highlights include: Los Angeles's sixty-story garbage mountain, so big and bizarrely prominent that it has spawned its own climate, habitat, and tour business. The waste trackers of MIT, whose "smart trash" has exposed the secret life and dirty death of what we throw away. China's garbage queen, Zhang Yin, who started collecting scrap paper in the 1990s and turned it into a multibillion-dollar business exporting American trash to make Chinese products to sell back to Americans. Artisan Bea Johnson, whose family has found that generating less waste has translated into more money, less debt, and more leisure time. As Wal-Mart aims for zero-waste strategies and household recycling has become second nature, interest in trash has clearly reached new heights. From the quirky to the astounding, Garbology weighs in with remarkable true tales from the front lines of the war on waste."--
  • "Narrative science book about trash"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humes, Edward
Dewey number
628.4/40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TD788
LC item number
.H86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Environmental engineering
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Environmental engineering
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TRAVEL
  • Environmental engineering
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • China
  • United States
Label
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash, Edward Humes
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781583334348.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
102 tons, (or: becoming China's trash compactor) -- 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 -- The Trash Detectives. The trash trackers ; Decadence now -- 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 -- Garbage in, garbage out
Control code
ocn764346938
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781583334348
Lccn
2012001701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583334348
  • (OCoLC)764346938
Label
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash, Edward Humes
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781583334348.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
102 tons, (or: becoming China's trash compactor) -- 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 -- The Trash Detectives. The trash trackers ; Decadence now -- 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 -- Garbage in, garbage out
Control code
ocn764346938
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781583334348
Lccn
2012001701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583334348
  • (OCoLC)764346938

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