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              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood

              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood (Paperback)

              By George, Rose

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              Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surroundi...ng menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK's only leech farm to learn about the vital role the creatures still play in modern surgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma. Nine Pints reveals the richness and wonder of the potent red fluid that courses around our bodies, unseen but miraculous.
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              ISBN 9781846276149
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2019
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything

              Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry that Brings You 90% of Everything (Paperback)

              By George, Rose

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              An unprecedented voyage through the shady world of international shipping, the hidden industry upon which our world turns and our future depends

              ISBN 9781846272998
              Released NZ 23 Jul 2014
              Publisher Granta Books
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              The Big Necessity: Adventures In The World Of Human Waste
               

              The Big Necessity: Adventures In The World Of Human Waste (Paperback, New edition)

              By George, Rose

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              From the sewer to the self-warming toilet seat, this work aims to take us on an unprecedented cultural tour through the murky, mysterious universe of excrement.

              ISBN 9781846270703
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2009
              Publisher Granta Books
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              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
               

              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By George, Rose

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              An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save liv...es and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don't even know their own blood type. And for all its ubiquitousness, the few tablespoons of blood discharged by 800 million women are still regarded as taboo: menstruation is perhaps the single most demonized biological event. Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to the breakthough of the liquid biopsy, which promises to diagnose cancer and other diseases with a simple blood test. She introduces Janet Vaughan, who set up the world's first system of mass blood donation during the Blitz, and Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as Menstrual Man for his work on sanitary pads for developing countries. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions, in which the US is known as the OPEC of plasma. And she looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you. Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints reveals our life's blood in an entirely new light.
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              ISBN 9781250230683
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2019
              Publisher Picador
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              Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate
               

              Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By George, Rose

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              Revealing the workings and dangers of freight shipping, the author sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore to present an eye-opening glimpse into an overlooked world filled with suspect practices, dubious operators, and pirates.

              ISBN 9781250058294
              Released NZ 9 Sep 2014
              Publisher Picador
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              The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters
               

              The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By George, Rose

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              One smart book...delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name. -- Newsweek Bodily waste is common to all and as natural as breathing. We prefer not to talk about it, but we should--even those of us who take care of our business in pri...stine, sanitary conditions. Disease spread by bodily waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in the United States, nearly two million people have no access to an indoor toilet, while the sewers of major cities worldwide are an infrastructure disaster waiting to happen. With razor-sharp wit and crusading urgency, mixing levity with gravity, The Big Necessity breaks the silence, turning the taboo subject into a cause with the most serious of consequences.
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              ISBN 9781250058300
              Released NZ 9 Sep 2014
              Publisher Picador
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              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
                

              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By George, Rose; Narrator Cass, Karen

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              An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save liv...es and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don't even know their own blood type. And for all its ubiquitousness, the few tablespoons of blood discharged by 800 million women are still regarded as taboo: menstruation is perhaps the single most demonized biological event. Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to modern hemovigilance teams that track blood-borne diseases. She introduces Janet Vaughan, who set up the world's first system of mass blood donation during the Blitz, and Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as Menstrual Man for his work on sanitary pads for developing countries. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions, in which the US is known as the OPEC of plasma. And she looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you. Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints reveals our life's blood in an entirely new light.
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              ISBN 9781799711957
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
                

              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By George, Rose; Narrator Cass, Karen

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              An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save liv...es and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don't even know their own blood type. And for all its ubiquitousness, the few tablespoons of blood discharged by 800 million women are still regarded as taboo: menstruation is perhaps the single most demonized biological event. Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to modern hemovigilance teams that track blood-borne diseases. She introduces Janet Vaughan, who set up the world's first system of mass blood donation during the Blitz, and Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as Menstrual Man for his work on sanitary pads for developing countries. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions, in which the US is known as the OPEC of plasma. And she looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you. Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints reveals our life's blood in an entirely new light.
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              ISBN 9781721335992
              Released NZ 22 Oct 2019
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters
                

              The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why it Matters (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By George, Rose; Narrator Cass, Karen

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              One smart book . . . delving deep into the history and implications of a daily act that dare not speak its name. -Newsweek Acclaimed as extraordinary (The New York Times) and a classic (Los Angeles Times), The Big Necessity is on its way to removing the taboo on bodily waste-some...thing common to all and as natural as breathing. We prefer not to talk about it, but we should-even those of us who take care of our business in pristine, sanitary conditions. Disease spread by waste kills more people worldwide every year than any other single cause of death. Even in America, nearly two million people have no access to an indoor toilet. Yet the subject remains unmentionable. Moving from the underground sewers of Paris, London, and New York (an infrastructure disaster waiting to happen) to an Indian slum where ten toilets are shared by 60,000 people, The Big Necessity breaks the silence, revealing everything that matters about how people do-and don't-deal with their own waste. With razor-sharp wit and crusading urgency, mixing levity with gravity, Rose George has turned the subject we like to avoid into a cause with the most serious of consequences.
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              ISBN 9781721336050
              Released NZ 23 Apr 2019
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              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
               

              Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood (Hardback)

              By George, Rose

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              An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save liv...es and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don't even know their own blood type. And for all its ubiquitousness, the few tablespoons of blood discharged by 800 million women are still regarded as taboo: menstruation is perhaps the single most demonized biological event. Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to modern hemovigilance teams that track blood-borne diseases. She introduces Janet Vaughan, who set up the world's first system of mass blood donation during the Blitz, and Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as Menstrual Man for his work on sanitary pads for developing countries. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions, in which the US is known as the OPEC of plasma. And she looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you. Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints reveals our life's blood in an entirely new light.
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              ISBN 9781627796378
              Released NZ 23 Oct 2018
              Publisher Metropolitan Books
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