Read e-book online 21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and PDF

By Steve Stack

ISBN-10: 1906321736

ISBN-13: 9781906321734

A fond farewell to the numerous inanimate items, cultural icons, and basic stuff round us that locate themselves at the verge of extinction.

There are many hundreds of thousands of endangered species in the world. for those who contain animals, bugs, and vegetation, then approximately three species turn into extinct each hour of each day—that's virtually 27,000 a 12 months. each this kind of is, in fact, a tragedy yet, let's be sincere, we haven't relatively spotted. whilst the final Bolivian centipede pops his hundred clogs it's unhappy, yet makes little distinction to our day-by-day lives. So this booklet isn't approximately them. Steve Stack as a substitute investigates the numerous inanimate items, the unsung cultural icons of society, which don't characteristic on any endangered checklist, don't have humans elevating cash on highway corners on their behalf, and don't characteristic in documentaries narrated by means of David Attenborough, yet are only as prone to turn into extinct. Many have already got. Coke can ring pulls, mobile packing containers, VHS, cassette tapes, village put up places of work, the attempt card, hand-written letters, Spangles, vintage advertisements of yesteryear—all of those and lots of many extra are bid a fond farewell during this affectionate, yet a bit of irreverent tribute.

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