Flushed

Flushed

How the Plumber Saved Civilization

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007, c2006
Edition: 1st Atria Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743474092
0743474090
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 22 cm

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JayBortnik
Mar 21, 2014

Excellent book. Talks broadly about plumbing: history, modern plumbing, and other stuff (eclectic in nature). SEE my VIDEO book suggestion. Thanks.

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