Rubbish! by William L. Rathje
The Archaeology of Garbage

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An investigation into the geography, history, composition, mythology, demographics, and misperception of garbage discusses what human waste says about human beings' politics, economics, population, size, age, sex, and more. National ad/promo.

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William Rathje is Director of the Garbage Project in the Bureau of Applied Reserach in Anthropology and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Cullen Murphy is Managing Editor of and a frequent contributor to "The Atlantic Monthly". He lives in Boston.
Published March 1, 2001 by University of Arizona Press. 263 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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And the point is that there are things that can be done to reduce the burden: no single magic-bullet approach, but wise use of a variety of approaches, including sanitary landfills, recycling, incineration, and ``source reduction.'' Do not provide consumers with large garbage containers (which au...

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