Rummage: a history of the things we have reused, recycled and refused to let go, Emily Cockayne
Publication year: 2020
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Profile Books, 2020
Resource type: Electronic
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'Rummage' tells the overlooked story of our throwaway past. Emily Cockayne extracts glittering gems from the rubbish pile of centuries past and introduces us to the visionaries, crooks and everyday do-gooders who have shaped the material world we live in today, like the fancy ladies of the First World War who turned dog hair into yarn, or the Victorian gentlemen selling pianofortes made from papier-mâché, or the hapless public servants coaxing people into giving up their railings for the greater good.