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Living Downstream: an Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment (10 Edition)

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The first edition of Living Downstream—an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative—set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.

The updated science in this exciting new edition strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our food, and our bodies. Because synthetic chemicals linked to cancer come mostly from petroleum and coal, Steingraber shows that investing in green energy also helps prevent cancer. Saving the planet becomes a matter of saving ourselves and an issue of human rights. A documentary film based on the book will coincide with publication.

Book News Annotation:

In this compelling book, Steingraber (Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College) uses her experience as a poet, a biologist, and a cancer survivor to lay out a persuasive case for the linkage between cancer and environmental toxins. Weaving scientific investigation with her own family's history, she shows how the increased incidence of cancer in the rural areas of her native Illinois (and in similar communities nationwide) has gone hand-in-hand with increased levels of human-caused poisons in the environment. Steingraber suggests that reducing our dependence on coal and petroleum not only makes sense from a green-energy perspective, but it would also reduce the amount of environmental toxins in our environment. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Biologist and poet Sandra Steingraber shoulders the legacy of Rachel Carson, producing a work about people and land, cancer and the environment, that is as accessible and as invaluable as "Silent Spring". "An important, deeply felt book".--"Chicago Tribune".

Synopsis:

A trailblazing and inspiring scientific exposé, brought fully up-to-date

About the Author

Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is the author of Having Faith: An Ecologists Journey to Motherhood. An internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, she is a visiting scholar at Ithaca College, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306818691
Author:
Steingraber, Sandra
Publisher:
Merloyd Lawrence Books
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
Environmental toxicology
Subject:
Cancer -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Toxicology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised and updated; A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Biologist and poet Sandra Steingraber shoulders the legacy of Rachel Carson, producing a work about people and land, cancer and the environment, that is as accessible and as invaluable as "Silent Spring". "An important, deeply felt book".--"Chicago Tribune".
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