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  • How Plumbers Saved the World

    I just got through reading:

    "Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization". By W. Hodding Carter. New York: Atria Books, c. 2006.

    I liked it. It includes a fairly interesting history of sewege treatment and water supply from ancient times. It is written in a very casual mannor.

    Anyone else read it?
    the dog

  • #2
    dog, i never thought that you were in the "book of the month club"

    p.s. does the book have pictures

    joey wanted to know.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Dog, I have not read the book but it sounds interesting.

      "The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation"
      Last edited by Bob D.; 08-13-2006, 07:06 AM.
      "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
      John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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      • #4
        ...and that's why plumbers charge like surgeons.

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        • #5
          'cause they are worth every penny :-)
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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