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作       者:W. Hodding Carter

出  版  社:Atria Books

出版时间:2006-05-23

字       数:24.9万

所属分类: 进口书 > 外文原版书 > 法律/政治/宗教

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"The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber." -- W. Hodding Carter When we consider the amenities that really make a difference in our well-being, surely good plumbing must rank near the top. But rarely have we taken the time to appreciate the engineering marvels that bring clean water into our homes with the turn of a tap and the flip of a lever. Until now. Witty, anecdotal, and thoroughly entertaining, Flushed chronicles the long and notable history of plumbing, while following Hodding Carter's travels and travails around the most underappreciated pillar of civilization. It's a winning combination of history, science, and firsthand experience -- a book that will both entertain and educate those who have never contemplated the hidden intricacies of this miracle of everyday technology.
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Cover

Half Title Page

ALSO BY W. HODDING CARTER

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Epigraph

Contents

INTRODUCTIONJASMIN

1THE HUMBLE PLUMBER

2WHEN LEAD RULED

3DO AS THE ROMANS DO

4HOW WE DO IT NOW

5FOUL

6A TOUR OF THE LONDON SEWER

7IT MAKESYOUR GARDEN GROW

8BLAME IT ON THE CHRISTIANS

9THE BIRTH OF THE TOILET

10“WHAT WAS IN THE TOILET?”

11TOUCHING THEUNTOUCHABLES

12THE POWER OF POOP

Conclusion

POSTSCRIPTRUSSELL AND JASMIN: UNCENSORED

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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