Rose George
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Rose George

Rose writes about subjects that are hidden, taboo, ignored or misunderstood. Her first book looked at what it's really like to be a refugee: how do you wash in the jungle with no soap? What are "refugee windows"? The Big Necessity explored the modern state of sanitation, starting from the startling fact that 2.5 billion people have no toilet, and passing through how sewers function (when people throw fat, wet-wipes and motorbike parts down them); why Japan has the most advanced toilets in the world; and why diarrhoea, an easily preventable condition, is the second biggest killer of children under 5, worldwide.

For Ninety Percent of Everything, Rose ran away to sea on a container ship, wanting to know who worked in the industry that carries nearly everything we consume, yet remains ignored and invisible. Under its UK title, Deep Sea and Foreign Going, the book won the 2013 Mountbatten Maritime Prize, and was a Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4.

Rose's latest book heads inside the body to look at blood, a marvellous substance that can kill us or save us; that is feared and revered. She travels widely to understand how our blood supply works; why menstrual blood is still considered so taboo, girls are ostracized for having periods; how modern trauma care is maybe using the wrong kind of blood; why leeches are still found in hospital pharmacies; and why thousands of people are still seeking justice after they were given contaminated blood products. There are also some vampires.

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    • Nine Pints

    • A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints is an eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds, and the promise of breakthrough science....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • astounding!

    • By Clayton on 12-11-18
    • A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 12-04-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 39 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Ninety Percent of Everything

    • Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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    Ninety Percent of Everything reveals the workings and perils of an unseen world that holds the key to our economy, our environment, and our very civilization....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I was quite mislead by the title.....

    • By Steve on 10-20-17
    • Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Big Necessity

    • The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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    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 - something common to all and as natural as breathing....

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Life Removed

    • Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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    Author Rose George has travelled to Liberia and Ivory Coast and also met refugees in Britain to discover what really happens when you are uprooted by war, greed, and guns....

    Regular price: $24.99

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