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A very humorous book. A quick read and well worth it.
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Quite an excellent book as well! Even if we're required to read it :3
Avi Lego6245
Quite an excellent book as well! Even if we're required to read it :3
Hello  my name is Thomas Thwaites  and I have made a toaster. So begins-áThe Toaster Project  the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard  where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way  he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts  that the best way to smelt metal at home is by using a method found in a fifteenth-century treatise  and that plastic is almost impossible to make from scratch. In the end  Thwaites's homemade toasterGÇö a haunting and strangely beautiful objectGÇöcost 250 times more than the toaster he bought at the store and involved close to two thousand miles of travel to some of Britain's remotest locations.-áThe Toaster Project-ámay seem foolish  even insane. Yet  Thwaites's quixotic tale  told with self-deprecating wit  helps us reflect on the costs and perils of our cheap consumer culture  and in so doing reveals much about the organization of the modern world.
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