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Publisher Description

Hodding Carter writes, "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.... The Irish may have saved civilization, once, but plumbers have done so countless times."

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 wash our waste products away with the flip of a lever. Until now.

Witty, anecdotal, and thoroughly entertaining, Flushed not only chronicles the long and notable history of plumbing, but follows Hodding Carter's travels and travails as he casts his own Roman lead water pipes inspired by the writings of Pliny the Elder, descends into the sewers of London, installs a state-of-the-art Japanese toilet in his bathroom, and fearlessly tries to understand everything about this most underappreciated pillar of civilization.

A winning combination of history, science, and firsthand experience, Flushed will entertain and educate all those who have never contemplated the hidden intricacies of this miracle of everyday technology.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2006
May 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atria Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
569.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Coxwatersolutions ,

Flushed?

Great work. As a plumber who loves his occupation, I am always trying to learn new things. My mother and father are both plumbers so I grew up learning a lot of the things in this book but many were new to me. I really enjoyed this read and am actually reading it again to make sure I didn't miss anything. Awesome literary skill by the author as well. I highly recommend this book.

Black pandora ,

Trash

If u are not a plumber don't get this book.pls u will hate it especially if u r a teen

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