Objects & Places from The Ghost Map

Steven Johnson
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London Labour and the London Poor

This was a book written by sociologist and journalist Henry Mayhew about the scavengers of London and the tasks that bone-pickers performed daily.

Coral Reef

These are mentioned in the book because of their ability to use waste and efficiently recycle though the assistance of tiny algae that live on its surface.

Fear of the Dead

This is something that has been a part of societies for a long time and caused people to be afraid that disease would possibly spread from bodies that had been unearthed during a sewer project.


The cholera outbreak in 1854 was in this area, also known as the Golden Square, and was a place where many poor people lived.


This is thought to be a modern innovation, but has actually been practiced by societies for thousands of years to help deal with waste.

Night Soil Men

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