By Steve Stack
A fond farewell to the numerous inanimate gadgets, cultural icons and basic stuff round us that locate themselves at the verge of exctinction.
There are many millions of endangered species on the earth. should you contain animals, bugs and crops then approximately three species turn into extinct each hour of each day. That's nearly 27,000 a yr. each the sort of is, after all, a tragedy yet, let's be sincere, we haven't particularly spotted. while the final Bolivian centipede pops his hundred clogs it truly is unhappy yet makes bugger all distinction to our day-by-day lives. So this ebook isn't approximately them. Steve Stack in its place investigates the various inanimate gadgets, the unsung cultural icons of society, which don't characteristic on any endangered record, don't have humans elevating cash on highway corners on their behalf, don't function in documentaries narrated by way of David Attenborough, yet are only as prone to develop into extinct. Many have already got. Coke can ring pulls, cell packing containers, VHS, cassette tapes, village put up workplaces, the try out card, hand-written letters, Spangles, vintage television tube advertisements of yesteryear, Whizzer & Chips - all of those and plenty of many extra are bid a fond farewell during this affectionate, yet a little irreverent tribute.
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21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) by Steve Stack