Waste and Want

Waste and Want

A Social History of Trash

Book - 1999
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An unprecedented history of that most commonplace act of everyday life -- throwing things away -- and how it has transformed American society. Written by a historian widely praised for "retrieving what history discards: the taken-for-granted minutiae of the everyday life of ordinary people" (The New Yorker).
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 1999.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780805048308
Branch Call Number: 363/.728/Str 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 355 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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