Precious and Pernicious
We hanker for delightful experiences, whether in the realm of food, fashion, festivity, convenience or leisure. Precious and Pernicious shines a spotlight on the many things considered prized or pleasurable, to uncover a world beyond their enchanting externals. From silk to smart-phones, chocolates to cheeseburgers, fur to fireworks, a penetrating gaze reveals the dark underside of valued objects and experiences, and the consequences that might follow in obtaining these delights. This is a book intended for all who tread the earth as lightly as possible, making thoughtful choices in everyday living.