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"Plastic is powerful and moving, a deep, personal exploration of the modern world." -- In Plastic: An Autobiography, Cobb's obsession with a large plastic car part leads her to explore the violence of our consume-and-dispose culture, including her own life as a child of Los Alamos, where the first atomic bombs were made. The journey exposes the interconnections among plastic waste, climate change, nuclear technologies, and racism. Using a series of interwoven narratives -- from ancient Phoenicia to Alabama -- the book bears witness to our deepest entanglements and asks how humans continue on this planet.

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