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The Resource Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash, Edward Humes

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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Trash is America's largest export. In 2010, China's number-one export to the U.S. was computer equipment, while America's two biggest exports were paper waste and scrap metal--meaning a country that once built things for the rest of the world has transformed itself into China's trash compactor. Humes reveals how we got here, and what some families, communities, and other countries are doing to find a way back.
Summary
The author identifies trash as America's largest export, discussing how the nation reached current garbage levels while explaining what families, communities, and countries are doing to reverse waste trends
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
--Adapted from publisher description
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10116115
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Humes, Edward
Dewey number
628.4/40973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
TD788
LC item number
.H86 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Environmental engineering
  • Salvage (Waste, etc.)
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Waste Management
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • TRAVEL / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
our dirty love affair with trash
Label
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash, Edward Humes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-268) 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
  • Introduction: 102 tons (or: becoming China's trash compactor)
  • Biggest thing we make. Ain't no mountain high enough ; Piggeries and burn piles: and American trash genesis ; From trash TV to landfill rodeos ; The last and future kingdom ; Down to the sea in chips ; Nerds vs. nurdles
  • Trash detectives. The trash trackers ; Decadence now
  • 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
Control code
19588324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781620906606
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012001701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts, photograph
Label
Garbology : our dirty love affair with trash, Edward Humes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-268) 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
  • Introduction: 102 tons (or: becoming China's trash compactor)
  • Biggest thing we make. Ain't no mountain high enough ; Piggeries and burn piles: and American trash genesis ; From trash TV to landfill rodeos ; The last and future kingdom ; Down to the sea in chips ; Nerds vs. nurdles
  • Trash detectives. The trash trackers ; Decadence now
  • 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
Control code
19588324
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781620906606
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012001701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts, photograph

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