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A very entertaining and educational book.
There will be surprises in here for well-meaning eco-types who want to do the right thing, they should definitely inform themselves better with this book.
If you ever wondered where the stuff you use comes from, the next best thing to you getting on the plane and tracing them is reading this book.
This book explains so many misteries, it connects the world, helps create consciousness. We don't see all these connections but it doesn't mean they aren't therePublished on July 23, 2012 by Elena MX
At each location, from a sweatshop in Bangladesh to a waste disposal unit, to coffee, cotton, bean and banana farms, Pearce finds out that things we take for granted are not quite... Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by LadyMarmoset
This is a great book because you learn a great deal of surprising information yet it's delivered in an entertaining style, chock-full of travel stories and anecdotes. Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by ReadQuality
A marvel of a book, written by a true journalist.
The authorial command shown by Mr. Pearce harkens to our very well-paid
greats, such as the travel curmedgeon Bill... Read more
If you ever wondered where the stuff you use comes from, the next best thing to you getting on the plane and tracing them is reading this book. Read morePublished on November 1, 2009 by Agni P. Kyprianou
Yes, it's gimmicky that Fred Pearce tracks back the things in his house to the places they came from. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by Mason Inman
I love this book. It did a great job making me think about all of my consumption of stuff on both an environmental and humanitarian aspect. Read morePublished on September 14, 2009 by Sara J. Mays
We may not want to know what Charles Pearce has to tell us about where our clothes came from, how our coffee and cocoa were picked, or what raising the shrimp for our salad did to... Read morePublished on August 28, 2009 by David Radcliff
A very entertaining and educational book. The author does a good job of not lecturing. He tosses out lots of facts, figures and observations, but lets the reader decide what it... Read morePublished on March 26, 2009 by PWJ