I recently picked up this book because of a recommendation from a professor. The very first chapter might give you a clue into what kind of topics will be discussed: This Book is not a Tree. And it's not. It's made from plastic resins and inorganic fillers. Waterproof and nearly indestructible, this book could last forever...or be "upcycled" into another book exactly like it! Great thinking from McDonough and Braungart, the authors of this organic and informative book.