The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters (2010)
by Rose George
Acclaimed as “extraordinary” (The New York Times) and “a classic” (Los Angeles Times), The Big Necessity is on its way to removing the taboo on bodily waste—something common to all and as natural as breathing. We prefer not to talk about it, but we should—even those of us who take care of our business in pristine, sanitary conditions. Disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in America, nearly two million people have no access to an indoor toilet. Yet the subject remains unmentionable.
(excerpt from the Barnes & Noble website)
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Special Notes: The selection of The Big Necessity as the PRP subject launched as special series of "Year of Water" events sponsored by College Houses & Academic Services, the Provost's Office, and other university departments. You can learn more here.