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Secondhand : travels in the new global garage sale

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  • Running Time: 10:03 hrs
    Narrator: Daniel Henning
    Publisher:
    Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Minter, Adam
    Contributor: hoopla digital; Henning, Daniel
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2020
    Summary:

    When you drop a box of unwanted items off at the local thrift store, where do they go? Probably across the country-or even halfway across the world-to people and places eager to reuse what you don't want. In Secondhand, Adam Minter delves into the vast, multibillion-dollar industry that resells used stuff around the world. He follows the trail of unwanted objects from the closets, garages, and storage units of Middle America to epic used-goods markets in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Ghana, India, Malaysia, and beyond. Secondhand takes us through the often painful and heartbreaking process of cleaning out a lifetime's worth of possessions and shows that used stuff still has a place in a world that values the new and shiny-it entertains us, makes fortunes, fulfills needs, and transforms the way we live and work.

    Original Publisher: [United States], Dreamscape Media, LLC
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781690581352, 1690581352