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Author Black, Maggie, 1945-

Title The last taboo : opening the door on the global sanitation crisis / Maggie Black and Ben Fawcett
Published London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 254 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents A short history of the unmentionable -- Runaway urbanization and the rediscovery of filth -- In dignity and health -- Pit stops : the expanding technological menu -- Selling sanitation to new users -- Shitty livelihoods, or what? -- Bringing on the new sanitary revolution
Summary Except in schoolboy jokes, the subject of human waste is rarely aired. We talk about 'water-related' diseases when most are sanitation-related - in short, we don't mention the shit. A century and a half ago, a long, hot summer reduced the Thames flowing past the UK Houses of Parliament to a 'Great Stink', thereby inducing MPs to legislate sanitary reform. Today, another sanitary reformation is needed, one that manages to spread cheaper and simpler systems to people everywhere. In the byways of the developing world, much is quietly happening on the excretory frontier. In 2008, the International Y
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-246) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sewage
Communicable Disease Control
Feces -- microbiology
Global Health
Toilet Facilities
Waste Management -- history
Form Electronic book
Author Fawcett, Ben.
ISBN 1136532927