(Dirt;: A social history as seen through the uses and abuses of dirt) [PDF NEW] ´ Terence McLaughlin
Terence McLaughlin Þ 5 Free readIs beyond the pale The descriptions of people crammed together in filthy hovels "with absolutely no control over bodily functions was straight out of Dante and "absolutely no control over bodily functions was straight out of Dante and fact that Big Business wanted coal shipments to continue regardless of the 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 us 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 This is a book that was out of print so when I had a chance to get it I umped at it Kids these days use the term savage this is the perfect term for this people Savages Very good insight on the way of living and the core of the culture This book makes me think of things I saw watching Bugs Bunny growing up laying his coat down over a mud puddle etc Many movies are made about these times but this stuff isn t touched on much. 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 us where we are now surrounded by what all seem to agree is dirty air dirty water dirty landscapes and dirty citie. ,
book that answers the uestion as to how white people got all messed up in the headthat answers the uestion as to how white people got all messed up in the head the lies and the false history that they believe is answered in an excellent work entitled THEY WERE WHITE AND THEY WERE SLAVES The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America Been meaning to read this since I first moved to Texas finally did What a book Dirt is some shit ain t it From A Reader s Journal by d r melbie A thoroughly entertaining and informative expose about everything you wanted to know about any foul or filthy substance 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 book 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 uality 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. T comes in "legion shapes colors smells and textures Even fascinating than the phenomenon of dirt itself however is "shapes colors smells and textures Even fascinating than the phenomenon of dirt itself however is 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 uncultivated ground The historical perspect.another man's garden Terence McLaughlin's delightful study of dirt covers much cultivated and uncultivated ground The historical perspect. .
This book has a "dry title and my copy had a cracked aging
#Cover That Would Have #that would have me to believe it was a pretty "title and my copy had a cracked aging cover that would have led me to believe it was a pretty 1970s social history But this book was about poop and the plagueIn the end it turns it around on us 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 This is the most interesting book that I ve read in a while It explains much that many have not thought about This is a history that is not taught in school concerning European people The uestion that begs to be asked is how did they get in that condition and how did they get out There are two books that answer that uestion The first uestion as to how they got in that condition can be answered by simply saying that the Vikings destroyed ancient Rome and Rome destroyed Greece before the Vikings got to them This means that the invading Europeans from higher north had ust destroyed the only light that European
civilization had This caused them to go back into barbarism and decay The book that answershad This caused them to go back into barbarism and decay The book that answers uestion of how did they come out of it is by Stanley Pool. 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 udgements that things are dirty; ther is no such material as absolute dirt Dir. .