An Underground Guide to Sewerstells the revealing and entertaining tale of how we’ve dealt with our ordure over the centuries. But it’s about so much more: health, wealth and also beauty. Without sanitation there is death and degradation. But without it cities, the engine of our economies, cannot function or grow either. It’s their growth which delivers the wealth. And in the process engineers have constructed, through the centuries, wonderous infrastructures which are not only functional but often beautiful to behold. This generously illustrated work makes the last point eloquently. And it’s packed with heroes and heroines – engineers, scientists, environmentalists and social reformers. These are the people who advanced civilization by elevating humankind above its own detritus. A heady story, indeed.