Flushed How the Plumber Saved Civilization

ISBN-10: 0743474090

ISBN-13: 9780743474092

Edition: 2007

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"The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber." -- W. Hodding Carter When we consider the amenities that really make a difference in our well-being, surely good plumbing must rank near the top. But rarely have we taken the time to appreciate the engineering marvels that bring clean water into our homes with the turn of a tap and the flip of a lever. Until now. Witty, anecdotal, and thoroughly entertaining,Flushedchronicles the long and notable history of plumbing, while following Hodding Carter's travels and travails around the most underappreciated pillar of civilization. It's a winning combination of history, science, and firsthand experience -- a book that will both entertain and educate those who have never contemplated the hidden intricacies of this miracle of everyday technology.
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

W. Hodding Carter, the author of Westward Whoa!: In the Wake of Lewis and Clark, is a popular journalist known for this humorous adventure pieces in Outside, Esquire, and numerous other national publications. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Maine.

Introduction: Jasmin
The Humble Plumber
When Lead Ruled
Do As the Romans Do
How We Do It Now
Foul
A Tour of the London Sewer
It Makes Your Garden Grow
Blame It on the Christians
The Birth of the Toilet
""What Was in the Toilet?""
Touching the Untouchables
The Power of Poop Conclusion: Do It for Your Plumber Postscript: Russell and Jasmin: Uncensored Selected
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