"Eye-opening ... [Minter is] an excellent guide to this sprawling and bewildering trade." --Wall Street Journal
Adam Minter grew up in a family of scrap dealers in Minneapolis. He became a professional journalist and now serves as the Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View, in addition to making regular contributions to the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and other publications. He now lives in Shanghai and blogs at shanghaiscrap.com. Junkyard Planet is his first book.
Eye-opening ... [Minter is] an excellent guide to this sprawling and bewildering trade. Wall Street Journal Superbly researched. Financial Times Minter's skillful compilation of trade statistics in and of itself would make Junkyard Planet a strong book. But what tips it into greatness is the confident, sympathetic voice in which he narrates his peripatetic odyssey through the world's junkyards. Los Angeles Review of Books A satisfying investigation-cum-travelogue. Mother Jones Fascinating. Atlantic Cities Lively and entertaining ... Junkyard Planet is a book for anyone interested in the environment, the economics of recycling, or a thoughtful look at the consumption we take for granted. Brooklyn Bugle