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"A refreshingly clear, open, and engaging contribution to the discourse on aluminum, this deeply researched book is a logical and extremely balanced contribution to the history of technology and environmental history."

"The work presents a robust survey of the developmental history of aluminum as an engineering material, the need for huge sources of electrical power to refine it, its applications in the aircraft industry, and its use in household items... Recommended."

"Aluminum Upcycled provides an excellent overview to the enormous growth of aluminum and to the history and design of the diverse applications of the metal. Indeed, it is a worthy addition to the literature of the aluminum industry."

"Zimring’s Aluminum Upcycled makes a valuable contribution to the fields of design and industrial ecology, as well as to business and environmental history."

"A wonderful, eye-opening read, available from Johns Hopkins University Press."

"Aluminum Upcycled shows that sustainable design practices have a long, fascinating history that can inform contemporary debates and challenge common assumptions... The well-balanced book speaks to historians of technology as much as to historians of environment, waste, design, and music."

"An impressive study of America's fascination with the metal in the postwar period and how the metal's history connects with broader themes of waste and recycling... The book excels as a history of industrial design, but, in chronicling the nation's love affair with aluminum, makes seeing how we can escape our ties to the twentieth-century metal difficult."

"This lively history of sustainable design and the limits of responsible industrial production not only contributes to industrial and environmental history, discard studies, product design, and the history of technology but also deftly challenges all of us to rethink the moral high ground on the potentials of recycling and upcycling as green strategies. The book is well written, accessible to a wide audience, and has a good sprinkling of well-chosen black-and-white photographs that enliven the text."