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21st Century Dodos A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) by Steve Stack
  

21st Century Dodos A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff)

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Steve Stack has gone back to reminisce about the lost totems we used in our daily lives and miss when they’re not there anymore. What made this more than just an “I Remember” book is that he fills in the background on why technology changed and how everyday items disappeared. Powerful nostalgia for anyone who remembers back past the ‘80’s.

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21st Century Dodos A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) by Steve Stack

A fond farewell to the many inanimate objects, cultural icons and general stuff around us that find themselves on the verge of extinction. We've all heard of the list of endangered animals, but no one has ever pulled together a list of endangered inanimate objects. Until now, that is. Steve Stack has catalogued well over one hundred objects, traditions, cultural icons and, well, other stuff that is at risk of extinction. Some of them have vanished already. Cassette tapes, rotary dial phones, half-day closing, milk bottle deliveries, Concorde, handwritten letters, typewriters, countries that no longer exist, white dog poo...all these and many more are big a fond farewell in this nostalgic, and sometimes irreverent, trip down memory lane.

Reviews

'Chummy 1970s and 80s nostalgia'
GUARDIAN

'Best toilet book I've read in a while'
BEN HATCH, author of ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?

'A very funny collection of things that have gone out of fashion'
JEN CAMPBELL, author of WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS

About the Author

Steve Stack is the pseudonym of a well-known blogger and journalist. He has, under various names, written for The Times, Observer, Private Eye and The Guardian.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2012

Author

Steve Stack

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Publisher

The Friday Project Limited an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
224 pages

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ISBN

9780007484669

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