Such as mud grime dust or excrement in Britain down through the ages However I definitely would not recommend eating while reading any part of this I definitely would not recommend eating while reading any part of this because the descriptions of what conditions were like in the United Kingdom several centuries ago are so realistic you can almost smell the graphic narration There was no concern for sanitation whatsoever and any care for air and water ality did not exist and the book shows how the politics and culture of the age allowed this to occurThe section about England s first cholera epidemic of 1831 1832 is especially horrifying and the coverup by the authorities to keep the port city of Bradford open is beyond the pale The descriptions of people crammed together in filthy ho. T comes in legion shapes colors smells and textures Even
Fascinating Than The Phenomenon Of Dirt Itself than the phenomenon of dirt itself is the variety of people's attitudes toward it One man's dirt is another man's garden Terence McLaughlin's delightful study of dirt covers much cultivated and ncultivated ground The historical perspect. ,
Free read Dirt;: A social history as seen through the ses and abuses of dirt,
Been meaning to read this since I first moved
to Texas finally did What a book Dirt is shit ain t it From A Reader sTexas finally a book Dirt is some shit ain t it From A Reader s Journal d r melbie This book has a dry title and my copy had a cracked aging cover that would have led me to believe it was a pretty dry 1970s social history But this book was about poop and the plagueIn the end it turns it around on s and talks about industrial pollution and consumption saying that when we laugh at the people of 1700s London who installed toilets and didn t connect them to anything to take the filth away we don t have much ground to stand onAnyway I liked it A thoroughly entertaining and informative expose about everything you wanted to know about any foul or filthy substance. Dirt like beauty is in the eye of the beholder It is Terence McLaughlin suggests evidence of the imperfections of life a constant reminder of change and decay It is the dark side of all human activities human because it is only in our judgements that things are dirty; ther is no such material as absolute dirt Dir. Vels with absolutely no control over bodily functions
was straight out of Dante and the fact that Big Business wanted coal shipments to continue regardless ofstraight out of Dante and the fact that Big Business wanted coal shipments to continue regardless of loss of life sounds amazingly Twenty First CenturyAnd I don t think I will ever be able to see a painting of an elegant 17th or 18th century aristocrat in an elaborate wig and refined clothing without remembering passages in the book that inform s that the wigs were most likely infested with lice and the sophisticated garments were never washed The book is not an easy read and has the feel of a college text yet the meticulous descriptions of sanitary conditions of ages past are truly revelatory And it s really amazing that anyone could have lived through this. Ive begins with the Romans' answer to body odor baths and the early Christians' rejection of Roman values including cleanliness Following mankind down the dusty road to civilization the author leaves s where we are now surrounded by what all seem to agree is dirty air dirty water dirty now surrounded by what all seem to agree is dirty air dirty water dirty and dirty citie.