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Rubbish! : The Archaeology of Garbage
by William Rathje and Cullen Murphy


Overview - It is from the discards of former civilizations that archaeologists have reconstructed most of what we know about the past, and it is through their examination of today's garbage that William Rathje and Cullen Murphy inform us of our present.  Read more...

 
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Overview
It is from the discards of former civilizations that archaeologists have reconstructed most of what we know about the past, and it is through their examination of today's garbage that William Rathje and Cullen Murphy inform us of our present. Rubbish is their witty and erudite investigation into all aspects of the phenomenon of garbage. Rathje and Murphy show what the study of garbage tells us about a population's demographics and buying habits. Along the way, they dispel the common myths about our "garbage crisis"--about fast-food packaging and disposable diapers, about biodegradable garbage and the acceleration of the average family's garbage output. They also suggest methods for dealing with the garbage we do have.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780816521432
  • ISBN-10: 0816521433
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publish Date: March 2001
  • Page Count: 280
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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