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A Splendid Blossom,
This review is from: The Big Necessity: Adventures in the World of Human Waste (Paperback)
Even after more than three decades I can still feel white hot anger when I recall the criticisms I endured (from the idiot brigade) for lecturing, in a prestigious School of Architecture, about Lavatory Design and Attitudes towards Human Excretions. Like Death and Taxes, Human Excreta are an inescapable part of Life. I would entreat those that think otherwise to get over it and engage sensibly with the issues. Read this book.
Rose George has written a long-overdue book which provides a wide ranging, detailed, well referenced, well written account of the whole subject - accessible to both the professional and general reader. She is to be highly commended. This book should be on the reading list of any educational programme (from schools upwards) which purports to deal with sustainable Human Habitats.
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Initial post: 7 Dec 2013, 10:44:45 GMT
As someone who has also lectured (a lot) on toilets in prestigious schools of architecture, I sympathize! George's book is a fantastic introduction to this subject, told with warmth, wit, insight and humanity. I really believe this is a must for anyone who works in the built environment - planners, urban designers, architects...
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