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The Big Necessity

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The Big Necessity

The Big Necessity

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Rose George
publisher:
Metropolitan
genre:
Science and Technology, Nonfiction

We gave it a B

Thoughts about bodily waste usually begin and end at the bathroom door: It’s not a favorite topic of conversation. But with 2.6 billion people living without sanitation, global waste management has become a critical issue. To investigate a problem we’d all rather flush away, Rose George endured countless nasty latrines, gutters, and buckets for The Big Necessity. While not a traditional bathroom read, it’s a persuasive volume — if you’ve got the stomach for it. B