Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage

3,97 valoración promedio
( 305 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780816521432: Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage

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.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

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.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Twenty years ago, Rathje founded the Univ. of Arizona's Garbage Project, a program in which students sample, sort, and tabulate the awful offal collected from selected households, landfills, and other repositories of garbage, making comparisons on the basis of time, social class, and other variables. Here, he and Murphy, managing editor of The Atlantic, cull from the record astonishing data to counter many a myth. ``We do not necessarily know many things that we think we know,'' the authors cannily remark. Item: We are about to be buried in a sea of plastics. Not so, say Rathje and Murphy; compacted in a landfill, plastic represents 16 percent of the volume. Paper, on the other hand, represents over 40 percent; food and yard waste 7 percent; construction debris 12 percent. Item: These are the worst of times. No, garbage disposal has plagued all cultures, everywhere. Just think of the hundreds of thousands of dead horses that had to be disposed of before automobiles came along. The authors speak knowingly of the ancient Maya, lavish wasters at the time of their cultural ascendancy, frugal recyclers when the end was near. There's even a whole chapter on disposable diapers that should reassure many a guilt-ridden parent. 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 automatically become filled in accord with Parkinson's Law), but do charge consumers by the volume of nonrecyclable trash. And so on and on--in a refreshing treatment of a subject not usually associated with refreshment. (Line drawings throughout.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

William Rathje; Cullen Murphy
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Omega Books and More Inc.
(Springdale, AR, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Nº de ref. de la librería 3D7DSF000WT1

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Rathje, William
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2001. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería KS-9780816521432

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 9,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

William L. Rathje, Cullen Murphy
Editorial: University of Arizona Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Arizona Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780816521432

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,77
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Rathje, William
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2001. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780816521432

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

William L. Rathje, Cullen Murphy
Editorial: University of Arizona Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Arizona Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780816521432

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,36
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

William L. Rathje, Cullen Murphy
Editorial: University of Arizona Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Arizona Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería BTE9780816521432

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,36
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

William Rathje; Cullen Murphy
Editorial: University of Arizona Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Arizona Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0816521433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Rathje, William
Editorial: University of Arizona Press 3/1/2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Paperback or Softback Cantidad: 5
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Arizona Press 3/1/2001, 2001. Paperback or Softback. Estado de conservación: New. Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería BBS-9780816521432

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,94
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Rathje, William
Editorial: University of Arizona Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 11
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Arizona Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0816521433

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Rathje, William; Murphy, Cullen
Editorial: University of Arizona Press
ISBN 10: 0816521433 ISBN 13: 9780816521432
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción University of Arizona Press. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0816521433. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0816521433ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,80
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda