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Junkyard Planet Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade

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ISBN-10: 1608197913

ISBN-13: 9781608197910

Edition: 2014

Authors: Adam Minter

List price: $26.00
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Description:

When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday’s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world—where your trash becomes, literally, someone’s treasure. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter offers eye-opening insights into how American refuse drives a vast $250 billion industry that reaches every corner of the globe, with profound effects on both our economy and our environment. Minter is a veteran journalist with unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry—but even better, he has the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or William Langewiesche. He takes us not merely behind the scenes, but into the bowels of giant…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 1/16/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584

Map
A Note on Numbers
Introduction
Making Soup
Grubbing
Honey, Barley
The Intercontinental
The Backhaul
The Grimy Boomtown Heat
Big Waste Country
Homer
Plastic Land
The Reincarnation Department
The Golden Ingot
The Coin Tower
Hot Metal Flows
Canton
Ashes to Ashes, Junk to Junk
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Index