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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
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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 lives and transmit deadly infections. Author Rose George 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 probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions and looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you.

    • 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
    • 3 out of 5 stars 2 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore on ships the length of football fields and the height of Niagara Falls; she patrols the Indian Ocean with an anti-piracy task force; she joins seafaring chaplains and investigates the harm that ships inflict on endangered whales. Sharply informative and entertaining, 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 76 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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    We prefer not to talk about it, but we should. 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. 

    Regular price: $29.99