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Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West (Haymarket)

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Publisher Comments:

Raising his family on the edge of the Great Basin Desert in Utah, Ward was caught up in a seven-year quest to find out why people there were getting sick and dying. Ward now presents his firsthand account of the quest and the lessons he learned.

Book News Annotation:

This regional and personal biography begins when the author and his family moved to Grantsville, Utah for purposes of small-town neighborliness and safety. Tales began to circulate about local cases of cancer, birth defects, and respiratory problems, spurring a seven- year search that uncovered a history of ecocide and caused Ward to organize opposition to hazardous waste disposal, chemical weapons incineration, industrial pollution, and nuclear waste storage. Ward manages Utah's public library development program and is an activist in several environmental organizations. Neither index nor notes accompany this less academic addition to Verso's more scholarly Haymarket Series.
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Synopsis:

"It may be a manifesto, but its humor and informality—in and among hair-raising details—make it an entertaining one."—Boston Globe

About the Author

Chip Ward manages Utah's public library Development Program. He is a co-founder of the West Desert HEAL, Families Against Incinerator Risk, and Citizens Against Chlorine Contamination.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859847503
Author:
Ward, Chip
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Hazardous wastes
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmentalists
Subject:
Great basin
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
The haymarket series
Series Volume:
99-10
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.7 x 1 in 1.005 lb

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