by Author Susan Freinkel

  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Year published 2011
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-0547152400
  • Number of pages 336 pages
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Plastic built the modern world. Where would we be without bike helmets, baggies, toothbrushes, and pacemakers? But a century into our love affair with plastic, we’re starting to realize it’s not such a healthy relationship. In this probing look at how plastic built the modern world-- and the price the world has paid for plastic-- journalist Freinkel points out that we're nearing a crisis point and gives readers the tools needed through lively anecdotes and analysis. ebook icon Audio book icon

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About the Author
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Susan Freinkel is a science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times,  Discover MagazineSmithsonian Magazine, and other publications. She is also the author of American Chestnut, a social history of one of America's most common trees.

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