Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization

Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization

by W. Hodding Carter

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Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization by W. Hodding Carter

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743474092
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 05/15/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 653,626
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

W. Hodding Carter has written for several national magazines, including Esquire, Smithsonian, Newsweek, and Outside. The author of Westward Whoa, A Viking Voyage, and An Illustrated Viking Voyage, he lives with his family in Rockport, Maine.

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