|aPlastic :|ba toxic love story /|cSusan Freinkel.
|aA toxic love story
|aBoston :|bHoughton Mifflin Harcourt,|cc2011.
|a324 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 299-301) and index.
|aTrekking through history, science, and the global economy, Freinkel assesses the impact of plastic on our lives through eight familiar plastic objects: comb, chair, Frisbee, IV bag, disposable lighter, grocery bag, soda bottle, and credit card.
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.
SUSAN FREINKEL has written for the New York Times, Discover, Smithsonian, and Health, among other publications. She is the author of The American Chestnut, which Mary Roach called “a perfect book” and Richard Preston described as “a beautifully written account” filled with “top-notch” writing and reporting.