All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

byKatherine Ashenburg, Francis Blake

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$17.44 online 
$19.95
Earn 87 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

A real “stinker” of a book that takes a light-hearted look at the history of cleanliness.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.

About The Author

Katherine Ashenburg writes for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Walrus and Toronto Life. She is the author of three non-fiction books for adults, All the Dirt on Getting Clean is her first book for young readers.
Going To Town: Architectural Walking Tours In Southern Ontario
Going To Town: Architectural Walking Tours In Southern Ontario

by Katherine Ashenburg

$23.95

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Not available in stores

The Dirt On Clean: An Unsanitized History
The Dirt On Clean: An Unsanitized History

by Katherine Ashenburg

$20.02$21.00

In stock online

Available in stores

The Mourner's Dance: What We Do When People Die
The Mourner's Dance: What We Do When People Die

by Katherine Ashenburg

$17.46$22.00

In stock online

Available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:All the Dirt: A History of Getting CleanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:108 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554517907

ISBN - 13:9781554517909

Customer Reviews of All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

A recommended title that many students will read with pleasure. Teachers might also use parts in their science, history, social studies, or language arts classes. The final chapters provide useful media literacy information.

- Resource Links