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Rose George

Rose George Karen Robinson

Rose George is the author of Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters and A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World. A freelance journalist, she has written for The New York Times, Slate, Harpers, and the Financial Times. She lives in London.

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  • Ted Talks - Rose George: Let's talk crap. Seriously.

    It's 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there's no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources -- causing untold death and disease from contamination. Get ready for a blunt, funny, powerful talk from journalist Rose George about a once-unmentionable problem. Rose George “talks shit” to raise awareness about the lack of basic sanitation worldwide.

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On ship-tracking Web sites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but...

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The Big Necessity

Rose George

“One smart book...delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name.”—NewsweekBodily waste is common to all and as natural...

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