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The Resource All the dirt : a history of getting clean, Katherine Ashenburg ; illustrated by Capucine Mazille

All the dirt : a history of getting clean, Katherine Ashenburg ; illustrated by Capucine Mazille

Label
All the dirt : a history of getting clean
Title
All the dirt
Title remainder
a history of getting clean
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Ashenburg ; illustrated by Capucine Mazille
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cleanliness is next to godliness. At least that was the point of view espoused by John Wesley in 18th century England. But accounts of people bathing go back to the Bronze Age in the Indus Valley. All the Dirt on Getting Clean is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of keeping clean. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author quickly establishes how our ideas have changed drastically over time, and how the definition of cleanliness in one part of the world may differ radically from another. There is just enough of a gross factor that the target audience of 9 to 12-year-olds will find the book as entertaining as it is enlightening. Colorful spreads, lots of sidebars, humorous illustrations, and photos make it ideal for browsing as well as reading in depth
Summary
A light-hearted look at the history of personal hygiene.
Tone
Illustration
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10532865
Cataloging source
NLC
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Ashenburg, Katherine
Dewey number
j613/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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1110
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 7
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Mazille, Capucine
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hygiene
  • Baths
  • Hygiene
  • Hygiene
Target audience
juvenile
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a history of getting clean
Label
All the dirt : a history of getting clean, Katherine Ashenburg ; illustrated by Capucine Mazille
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eight myths about "clean" -- Ancient grime: 3000 BCE to 306 CE -- Saints, steam, and soap: 307 to 1550 -- It's a foul, foul world: 1550 to 1715 -- Some like it cold: 1715 to 1800 -- Baths and how to take them: Europe, 1800 to 1900 -- Wet all over at once: North America, 1800 to 1900 -- Soap opera: 1875 to 1960 -- The household shrine: 1960 to the present -- Good microbes, bad microbes: into the future
Control code
ocn935988199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9781554517909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)935988199
Label
All the dirt : a history of getting clean, Katherine Ashenburg ; illustrated by Capucine Mazille
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eight myths about "clean" -- Ancient grime: 3000 BCE to 306 CE -- Saints, steam, and soap: 307 to 1550 -- It's a foul, foul world: 1550 to 1715 -- Some like it cold: 1715 to 1800 -- Baths and how to take them: Europe, 1800 to 1900 -- Wet all over at once: North America, 1800 to 1900 -- Soap opera: 1875 to 1960 -- The household shrine: 1960 to the present -- Good microbes, bad microbes: into the future
Control code
ocn935988199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9781554517909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)935988199

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