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

By Steve Stack

A fond farewell to the numerous inanimate items, cultural icons, and basic stuff round us that locate themselves at the verge of extinction.

There are many hundreds of thousands of endangered species on the earth. should you comprise animals, bugs, and vegetation, then approximately three species develop into extinct each hour of each day—that's virtually 27,000 a yr. each this kind of is, after all, a tragedy yet, let's be sincere, we haven't fairly spotted. whilst the final Bolivian centipede pops his hundred clogs it really is unhappy, yet makes little distinction to our day-by-day lives. So this ebook isn't approximately them. Steve Stack as a substitute investigates the various inanimate items, the unsung cultural icons of society, which don't function on any endangered record, don't have humans elevating funds on highway corners on their behalf, and don't function in documentaries narrated by means of David Attenborough, yet are only as prone to develop into extinct. Many have already got. Coke can ring pulls, mobile packing containers, VHS, cassette tapes, village publish workplaces, the attempt card, hand-written letters, Spangles, vintage advertisements of yesteryear—all of those and plenty of many extra are bid a fond farewell during this affectionate, yet a bit irreverent tribute.

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