The Big Necessity by Rose George

Just heard about a new book by Rose George — author of A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World — about poop (feces, crap, doodoo, dookie, doody, shit, poo, turds, kaka, excrement, you get the gist)!

In this book, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters, George teaches us that 2.6 billion people have no access to clean food or water and lead lives surrounded by human poop, either in the bushes outside their villages or in their city streets, leading to more than 2 million deaths per year.

And she also teaches us about our “modern” sewer systems that are now overloaded and outdated.

Makes me think a bit about Liquid Assets.

Click here to read an excerpt or here to read more about this book on the author’s website.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s