21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff)

21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) by Steve Stack


ISBN
9781906321734
Published
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
224
Dimensions
130 x 197 x 22mm

There are many thousands of endangered species on the planet. If you include animals, insects and plants then about three species become extinct every hour of every day. That's almost 27,000 a year. Every single one of these is, of course, a tragedy but, let's be honest, we haven't really noticed. When the last Bolivian centipede pops his hundred clogs it is sad but makes bugger all difference to our daily lives.

So this book isn't about them.

Steve Stack instead investigates the many inanimate objects, the unsung cultural icons of society, which don't feature on any endangered list, don't have people raising money on street corners on their behalf, don't feature in documentaries narrated by David Attenborough, but are just as likely to become extinct. Many already have.
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There are many thousands of endangered species on the planet. If you include animals, insects and plants then about three species become extinct every hour of every day. That's almost 27,000 a year. Every single one of these is, of course, a tragedy but, let's be honest, we haven't really noticed. When the last Bolivian centipede pops his hundred clogs it is sad but makes bugger all difference to our daily lives.

So this book isn't about them.

Steve Stack instead investigates the many inanimate objects, the unsung cultural icons of society, which don't feature on any endangered list, don't have people raising money on street corners on their behalf, don't feature in documentaries narrated by David Attenborough, but are just as likely to become extinct. Many already have.
Coke can ring pulls, telephone boxes, VHS, cassette tapes, village post offices, the test card, hand-written letters, classic TV ads of yesteryear -- all of these and many, many more are bid a fond farewell in this affectionate, but slightly irreverent tribute.
ISBN:
9781906321734
Publication Date:
01 / 12 / 2011
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
130 x 197 x 22mm

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