Junkyard Planet

Junkyard Planet
Author: Adam Minter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN: 1608197921
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junkyard Planet Book Excerpt:

How can garbage turn into gold? What does recycling have to do with globalization? Where does all that stuff we throw away go, anyway? When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to recycling factories capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of trash every day. Along the way, we meet an international cast of characters who have figured out how to squeeze Silicon Valley-scale fortunes from what we all throw away. Junkyard Planet reveals how “going green” usually means making money-and why that's often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty. With unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry, and the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or William Langewiesche, Minter traces the export of America's garbage and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it. What emerges is an engaging, colorful, and sometimes troubling tale of how the way we consume and discard stuff brings home the ascent of a developing world that recognizes value where Americans don't. Junkyard Planet reveals that Americans might need to learn a smarter way to take out the trash.

SUMMARY Junkyard Planet Travels In The Billion Dollar Trash Trade By Adam Minter

SUMMARY   Junkyard Planet  Travels In The Billion Dollar Trash Trade By Adam Minter
Author: Shortcut Edition
Publsiher: Shortcut Edition
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2021-06-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SUMMARY Junkyard Planet Travels In The Billion Dollar Trash Trade By Adam Minter Book Excerpt:

* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn more about the global waste recycling economy, particularly in China and the United States. You will also learn that : Houston has the lowest waste recycling rate in the United States; San Francisco has the highest waste recycling rate in the United States; China produces more waste than the United States; Per capita waste generation is four to five times higher in the United States than in China; Slums around the world are the largest recycling plants; The key U.S. concept in waste generation is "municipal solid waste". Adam Minter's book scans a little-known sector of the global economy: that of waste recycling, which represents an annual turnover of $500 billion. He explains in detail how the scraps of our affluent society become real nuggets in the hands of all those involved in a long chain of stakeholders, from the beggar in the American megacities to the immigrant from rural China stranded in Shanghai or Beijing. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Finance and Development December 2013

Finance and Development  December 2013
Author: International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN: 1484316916
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finance and Development December 2013 Book Excerpt:

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF’s own staff as well as by prominent international experts. Articles are written for lay readers who want to enrich their understanding of the workings of the global economy and the policies and activities of the IMF.

Secondhand

Secondhand
Author: Adam Minter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 1635570123
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secondhand Book Excerpt:

"Revelatory, terrifying, but, ultimately, hopeful." -Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE SIXTH EXTINCTION From the author of Junkyard Planet, a journey into the surprising afterlives of our former possessions. Downsizing. Decluttering. Discarding. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want. But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go? Sometimes across the country-or even halfway across the world-to people and places who find value in what we leave behind. In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all? Secondhand offers hopeful answers and hard truths. A history of the stuff we've used and a contemplation of why we keep buying more, it also reveals the marketing practices, design failures, and racial prejudices that push used items into landfills instead of new homes. Secondhand shows us that it doesn't have to be this way, and what really needs to change to build a sustainable future free of excess stuff.

Junkyards Gearheads and Rust

Junkyards  Gearheads  and Rust
Author: David N. Lucsko
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-05-15
ISBN: 1421419432
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junkyards Gearheads and Rust Book Excerpt:

By examining how cars are salvaged, repurposed, and restored, this book demonstrates that the history of the automobile is much more than a running catalog of showroom novelties.

Reassembling Rubbish

Reassembling Rubbish
Author: Josh Lepawsky
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN: 0262535335
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reassembling Rubbish Book Excerpt:

An examination of the global trade and traffic in discarded electronics that reframes the question of the “right” thing to do with e-waste. The prevailing storyline about the problem of electronic waste frames e-waste as generated by consumers in developed countries and dumped on people and places in developing countries. In Reassembling Rubbish, Josh Lepawsky offers a different view. In an innovative analysis of the global trade and traffic in discarded electronics, Lepawsky reframes the question of the “right” thing to do with e-waste, mapping the complex flows of electronic materials. He counters the assumption that e-waste is a post-consumer problem, pointing out that waste occurs at all stages of electronic materials' existence, and calls attention to the under-researched world of reuse and repair. Lepawsky explains that there are conflicting legal distinctions between electronic waste and non-waste, and examines a legal case that illustrates the consequences. He shows that patterns of trade do not support the dominant narrative of e-waste dumping but rather represent the dynamic ecologies of repair, refurbishment, and materials recovery. He asks how we know waste, how we measure it, and how we construe it, and how this affects our efforts to mitigate it. We might not put so much faith in household recycling if we counted the more massive amounts of pre-consumer electronic waste as official e-waste. Lepawsky charts the “minescapes,” “productionscapes,” and “clickscapes” of electronics, and the uneven “discardscapes” they produce. Finally, he considers both conventional and unconventional e-waste solutions, including decriminalizing export for reuse, repair, and upgrade; enabling ethical trade in electronics reuse, repair, refurbishment, and recycling; implementing extended producer responsibility; and instituting robust forms of public oversight.

H Beam Piper

H  Beam Piper
Author: John F. Carr
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2008-05-23
ISBN: 0786477318
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

H Beam Piper Book Excerpt:

H. Beam Piper is one of science fiction's most enigmatic writers. In 1946 Piper appeared seemingly from out of nowhere, already at the top of his form. He published a number of memorable short stories in the premier science fiction magazine of the time, Astounding Science Fiction, under legendary editor John W. Campbell. Piper quickly became friends with many of the top writers of the day, including Lester Del Rey, Fletcher Pratt, Robert Heinlein and L. Sprague de Camp. Piper also successfully made the turn from promising short story writer to major novelist, authoring Four-Day Planet, Cosmic Computer, Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen and Little Fuzzy, which was nominated for a Hugo award. Even those who counted Piper among their friends knew very little about the man or his life as a railroad yard bull in Altoona, Pennsylvania. This biography illuminates H. Beam Piper, both the writer and the man, and answers lingering questions about his death. Appendices include a number of Piper's personal papers, a complete bibliography of Piper's works, and an essay on Piper's Terro-Human Future History series.

The Rainmaker Other Tales

The Rainmaker   Other Tales
Author: Gary Morton
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-04-10
ISBN: 0557063256
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rainmaker Other Tales Book Excerpt:

Tales of supernatural horror and science fiction. Appeals to teens and adults.

Daoist China Governance Economy Culture

Daoist China  Governance  Economy  Culture
Author: Livia Kohn
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1931483353
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daoist China Governance Economy Culture Book Excerpt:

Traveling in China today and walking about in various cities, it is easy to observe the continued unbridled construction of huge, megalithic high-rise complexes in vast stretches of the country, complete with the untrammeled despoiling of nature and intensification of pollution, as well as the ever increasing vibrancy of the Chinese people, glued to their cell phones and actively connected online, always moving about and hustling for yet another deal. At the same time, using the internet without a VPN and talking to academics at various universities, it becomes obvious that there is a massive increase in repressive measures by the state, the tightening of the intellectual control of both content and expression, the fluctuating inaccessibility of information sources that used to be perfectly fine. What, the question arises, is going on here? Where China stands today and where is it headed from here? And what, in all of this, is the role and place of Daoism? These sixty vignettes on "Daoist China" present different aspects of life in China, in each case describing the current situation and connecting it to the role and changing facets of Daoism today, focusing in turn on dimensions of governance, economics, and culture.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Author: R. Reginald,Douglas Menville,Mary A. Burgess
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 0941028763
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Book Excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1
Author: R. Reginald
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-09
ISBN: 0941028755
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Earthopolis

Earthopolis
Author: Carl H. Nightingale
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 1108645380
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthopolis Book Excerpt:

This is a biography of Earthopolis, the only Urban Planet we know of. It is a history of how cities gave humans immense power over Earth, for good and for ill. Carl Nightingale takes readers on a sweeping six-continent, six-millennia tour of the world's cities, culminating in the last 250 years, when we vastly accelerated our planetary realms of action, habitat, and impact, courting dangerous new consequences and opening prospects for new hope. In Earthopolis we peek into our cities' homes, neighborhoods, streets, shops, eating houses, squares, marketplaces, religious sites, schools, universities, offices, monuments, docklands, and airports to discover connections between small spaces and the largest things we have built. The book exposes the Urban Planet's deep inequalities of power, wealth, access to knowledge, class, race, gender, sexuality, religion and nation. It asks us to draw on the most just and democratic moments of Earthopolis's past to rescue its future.

Ultimate Star Wars New Edition

Ultimate Star Wars New Edition
Author: Adam Bray,Cole Horton,Tricia Barr,Ryder Windham,Daniel Wallace
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN: 0241429269
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultimate Star Wars New Edition Book Excerpt:

Every significant Star Wars character, creature, location, battle, droid and vehicle: one ultimate encyclopedia. Packed full of information, stunning images, and now fully updated to include The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Resistance, plus an exclusive look at The Rise of Skywalker. All the saga's iconic characters are here, from Darth Vader to Ponda Baba and Leia to Luminara Unduli. Amazing vehicles are explored, such as the Millennium Falcon and Ghost. Extraordinary technology is explained, including all your favourite lightsabers, and key events in the epic Star Wars story are richly unpacked, with behind-the-scenes insights. Ultimate Star Wars New Edition is the ideal go-to resource for fans who wish to brush up on their Star Wars knowledge, and for a new generation of fans eager to start their journey into a galaxy far, far away.... © & TM 2019 LUCASFILM LTD.

Recycling and You

Recycling and You
Author: Nicholas Faulkner,Stephanie Watson
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-07-15
ISBN: 1508181551
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recycling and You Book Excerpt:

This practical and enlightening book teaches readers about both the importance of recycling and how to properly do it. It covers recycling basics, such as what types of products can and can't be recycled. More importantly though, it addresses how one can recycle and reuse products at both home and school. This includes creative ways to reuse items such as giving prom dresses a second life, and encouraging one's school to reuse and recycle, particularly with the proliferation of laptops and smartphones. Also included is an engaging "Myths and Facts" section and a "10 Great Questions to Ask a Science Teacher" section.

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone
Author: Lisa Woollett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN: 1473663970
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rag and Bone Book Excerpt:

'Beautiful, like a muddy journey through time . . . a really important book' RAYNOR WINN, author of The Salt Path Lisa Woollett has spent her life combing beaches and mudlarking, collecting curious fragments of the past: from Roman tiles and Tudor thimbles, to Victorian buttons and plastic soldiers. In a series of walks from the Thames, out to the Kentish estuary and eventually to Cornwall, she traces the history of our rubbish and, through it, reveals the surprising story of our changing consumer culture. Timely and beautifully written, Rag and Bone shows what we can learn from what we've thrown away and urges us to think more about what we leave behind.

Space Viking

Space Viking
Author: H. Beam Piper
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN: 147321615X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Viking Book Excerpt:

When his wife is murdered on his wedding day, Lucas Trask launches himself on a quest for revenge. Using his personal fortune, he buys a spaceship and becomes a Space Viking, raiding worlds while hunting for his wife's killer. But raiding is not his destiny, and he gradually becomes a trader, starting to build a galactic empire. Before he can achieve his new goals, however, he must still deal with his wife's killer.

Graveyard of Dreams

Graveyard of Dreams
Author: H. Beam Piper
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-11-26
ISBN: 1473216435
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graveyard of Dreams Book Excerpt:

Conn, the son of a melon planter on the planet Poictesme, returns home after five years on Earth, studying. And spying. The planet had been used as a military staging point during the last interstellar war between the Federation and the System States Alliance, and somewhere among the leftover war debris on the planet is rumored to be the supercomputer that won the war. Many believe that this supercomputer can provide the answers to lift Poictesme out of economic stagnation and make it a prosperous place again. Conn has been gathering information just for this purpose - the search is on...

Uller Uprising

Uller Uprising
Author: H. Beam Piper
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-10-29
ISBN: 1473216168
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uller Uprising Book Excerpt:

"ZNIDD SUDDABIT!"So the Ulleran challenge begins, with the rantings of a prophet and a seemingly incidental street riot. Only when a dose of poison lands in the governor-general's whiskey does it become clear that the "geeks" have had it up to their double-lidded eyeballs with the imperialist Terran Federation's Chartered Uller Company. Then, overnight, war is everywhere. How it will end is in the (merely) two Terran hands of the new governor-general, a man shrewd enough to know that "it is easier to banish a habit of thought than a piece of knowledge." The problem is, the particular piece of knowledge he needs hasn't been used in 450 years. . . .

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Author: Don D'Ammassa
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 1079
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1438140622
Category: Science fiction, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

Presents articles on the science fiction genre of literature, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

Otto One Eye

Otto One Eye
Author: R.Hyde
Publsiher: Hyde-Design
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Otto One Eye Book Excerpt:

Join Otto on an exciting journey through a strange galaxy. Meet Fizzy, the quacking fur-ball and Stranular, the barking robot, as they visit the mysterious Mirror Moon; attempt to escape a slug-infested junkyard planet; experience a holographic museum and team up with the famous General of an oval planet. All while attempting to avoid Otto's biggest enemy. Fun science fiction action for readers aged 6-600.