Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization

Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization by W. Hodding Carter 0743474090 9780743474092
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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 Carters travels and travails around the most underappreciated pillar of civilization. Its 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.

Author: W. Hodding Carter

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: 2007-05-15


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