Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash

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Back Bay Books #ad - Radiantly written and boldly reported, Garbage Land is a brilliant exploration into the soiled heart of the American trash can. Along the way, plastic people, we meet an odor chemist who explains why trash smells so bad; garbage fairies and recycling gurus; neighbors of massive waste dumps; CEOs making fortunes by encouraging waste or encouraging recycling-often both at the same time; scientists trying to revive our most polluted places; fertilizer fanatics and adventurers who kayak amid sewage; paper people, aluminum people, steel people, and even a guy who swears by recycling human waste.

Into our trash cans go dead batteries, bygone burritos, eight-track cassettes, broken toys, tattered socks, scratched CDs, dirty diapers, banana peels. With a wink and a nod and a tightly clasped nose, and heat-in other words, Royte takes us on a bizarre cultural tour through slime, stench, through the back end of our ever-more supersized lifestyles.

Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash #ad - But where do these things go next? in a country that consumes and then casts off more and more, what actually happens to the things we throw away? In Garbage Land, acclaimed science writer Elizabeth Royte leads us on the wild adventure that begins once our trash hits the bottom of the can. By showing us what happens to the things we've "disposed of, " royte reminds us that our decisions about consumption and waste have a very real impact-and that unless we undertake radical change, the water we drink, the garbage we create will always be with us: in the air we breathe, and the food we consume.

. Out of sight, out of mind.

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Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

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Avery #ad - Waste is the one environmental and economic harm that ordinary working Americans have the power to change—and prosper in the process. Garbology is raising awareness of trash consumption and is sparking community-wide action through One City One Book programs around the country. It is becoming an increasingly popular addition to high school and college syllabi and is being adopted by many colleges and universities for First Year Experience programs.

A pulitzer prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of America’s biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trashThe average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year.

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash #ad - But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In garbology, communities, edward humes investigates trash—what’s in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity.

Along the way, the artists residing in san francisco’s dump, he introduces a collection of garbage denizens unlike anyone you’ve ever met: the trash-tracking detectives of MIT, the bulldozer-driving sanitation workers building Los Angeles’ Garbage Mountain landfill, and the family whose annual trash output fills not a dumpster or a trash can, but a single mason jar.

Garbology reveals not just what we throw away, but who we are and where our society is headed. Avery Publishing Group.

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Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

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Bloomsbury Press #ad - Junkyard planet reveals that Americans might need to learn a smarter way to take out the trash. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. When you drop your diet coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy.

In junkyard planet, often hidden, adam minter--veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner--travels deep into a vast, five-hundred-billion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment. With unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry, and the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or a William Langewiesche, Minter traces the export of America's junk and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it.

Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade #ad - Avery Publishing Group. What emerges is an engaging, colorful, and sometimes troubling tale of how the way we consume and discard stuff fuels a world that recognizes value where Americans don't.

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WASTE AND WANT

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Picador Paper #ad - Over the last hundred years, however, americans have become hooked on convenience, fashion, disposability, and constant technological change-the rise of mass consumption has led to waste on a previously unimaginable scale. Lively and colorful, vividly illustrating that what counts as trash depends on who's counting, Waste and Want recaptures a hidden part of our social history, and that what we throw away defines us as much as what we keep.

Here she turns to an essential but neglected part of that culture-the trash it produces-and finds in it an unexpected wealth of meaning. With goods and money scarce, almost everything was reused. Strasser paints a vivid picture of an America where scavenger pigs roamed the streets, swill children collected kitchen garbage, and itinerant peddlers traded manufactured goods for rags and bones.

WASTE AND WANT #ad - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Avery Publishing Group. Before the twentieth century, streets and bodies stank, but trash was nearly nonexistent. An unprecedented look at that most commonplace act of everyday life-throwing things out-and how it has transformed American society. Susan strasser's pathbreaking histories of housework and the rise of the mass market have become classics in the literature of consumer culture.

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The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - He masterfully links four fundamental human desires—sweetness, and control—with the plants that satisfy them: the apple, marijuana, intoxication, the tulip, beauty, and the potato. And just as we’ve benefited from these plants, we have also done well by them. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. So who is really domesticating whom? Avery Publishing Group.

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World #ad - . Random House Trade. The book that helped make michael pollan,  the new york times bestselling author of how to change your Mind,  one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaEvery schoolchild learns about the mutually beneficial dance of honeybees and flowers: The bee collects nectar and pollen to make honey and, in the process,  Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, spreads the flowers’ genes far and wide.

In telling the stories of four familiar species, Pollan illustrates how the plants have evolved to satisfy humankind’s most basic yearnings. In the botany of desire, michael Pollan ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.

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The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better

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Free Press #ad - From sneaking into factories and dumps around the world to visiting textile workers in Haiti and children mining coltan for cell phones in the Congo, Leonard, named one of Time magazine’s 100 environmental heroes of 2009, highlights each step of the materials economy and its actual effect on the earth and the people who live near sites like these.

Random House Trade. Uncovering and communicating a critically important idea—that there is an intentional system behind our patterns of consumption and disposal—Annie Leonard transforms how we think about our lives and our relationship to the planet. A classic exposé in company with an inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, economy, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, and our health.

Embraced by teachers, activists, and everyday readers, churches, parents, community centers, The Story of Stuff will be a long-lived classic. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. With curiosity, leonard shares concrete steps for taking action at the individual and political level that will bring about sustainability, compassion, community health, and humor, and economic justice.

The Story of Stuff: The Impact of Overconsumption on the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-And How We Can Make It Better #ad - Avery Publishing Group. Leonard examines the “stuff” we use everyday, offering a galvanizing critique and steps for a changed planet. The story of stuff was received with widespread enthusiasm in hardcover, by everyone from Stephen Colbert to Tavis Smiley to George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America, as well as far-reaching print and blog coverage.

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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. New Preface and Epilogue with Updates on Economic Issues and Main Characters

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Wiley #ad - This new printing of the second edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue with updates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policies related to the T-shirt's life story. Wiley. Random House Trade. Avery Publishing Group. Along the way, trade, economics, this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling questions about politics, ethics, and the impact of history on today's business landscape.

Tracing a t-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U. S. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Using a simple, moral, economic, travels encapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable object that will strike a chord with readers as they: Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in different industries Examine the global economic and political forces that explain trade patters between countries Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and international business Discover the importance of cultural and human elements in international trade This story of a simple product illuminates the many complex issues which businesspeople, policymakers, and political complexities of globalization in a historical context, everyday T-shirt as a lens through which to explore the business, and global citizens are touched by every day.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. New Preface and Epilogue with Updates on Economic Issues and Main Characters #ad - Storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy. The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt's journey The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business.

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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Penguin #ad - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Ten years later, perils,  the omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, and pleasures of eating. Wiley. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals #ad - Avery Publishing Group. One of the new york times book review's ten best books of the year winner of the james beard award author of how to change your mind and the #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food RulesWhat should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma,  his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species.

In the years since, pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Random House Trade. Isbn13: 9780143038580 .

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Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle over America's Drinking Water

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - In this intelligent, machines, accomplished work of narrative journalism, economies, Elizabeth Royte does for water what Michael Pollan did for food: she finds the people, and cultural trends that bring it from distant aquifers to our supermarkets. Isbn13: 9780143038580 Only now, with the water industry trading in the billions of dollars, have we begun to question what it is we're drinking.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Second only to soda, bottled water is on the verge of becoming the most popular beverage in the country. Used book in Good Condition. Along the way, she investigates the questions we must inevitably answer. Who owns our water? how much should we drink? should we have to pay for it? is tap safe water safe to drink? And if so, how many chemicals are dumped in to make it potable? What happens to all those plastic bottles we carry around as predictably as cell phones? And of course, what's better: tap water or bottled? Avery Publishing Group.

Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle over America's Drinking Water #ad - The brands have become so ubiquitous that we're hardly conscious that Poland Spring and Evian were once real springs, bubbling in remote corners of Maine and France. Wiley. Random House Trade.

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The Transition to College Writing

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - Random House Trade. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Used book in Good Condition. Introducing essential reading and writing strategies necessary for success in a variety of college courses, Transition to College Writing focuses on that shift from high school to college, offering practical strategies to shed ineffective habits and a more flexible understanding of how to respond to academic challenges.

The Transition to College Writing #ad - Isbn13: 9780143038580 Avery Publishing Group. Wiley.

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

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North Point Press #ad - Avery Publishing Group. Elaborating their principles from experience redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change. But as this provocative, this approach perpetuates a one-way, visionary book argues, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic.

Isbn13: 9780143038580 Products might be designed so that, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, after their useful life, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses as most "recyclables" now are.

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things #ad - A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism"Reduce, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, reuse, do more with less in order to minimize damage. Used book in Good Condition. Wiley. North Point Press. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world?In fact, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, and highly effective; hence, beautiful, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth.

Random House Trade.

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