Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things

by John C. Ryan

Paper Book, 1997




Seattle, Wash. : Northwest Environment Watch, 1997

User reviews

LibraryThing member Ramona9
Awesome little book! Easy read. Very informative! It goes over the resources used in making a specific product (e.g. a t-shirt, a hamburger, a newspaper, coffee, cars, etc), using it, and disposing of it. The information is presented in a fun, easy-to-read manner. I've assigned this as a textbook in a lot of my classes. Students really love it!… (more)
LibraryThing member ben.wildeboer
A basic guide to the materials that make up your everyday "stuff." It includes descriptions of the manufacturing and natural resource extraction required to get the finished product to you. A quick and easy read on the topic. Something like the "State of the World" reports from the WorldWatch Institute are good for those seeking more detail.… (more)



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