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Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places

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For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth—Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. Its rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canadas oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that its time to start appreciating our planet as-is—not as we wish it to be. Equal parts travelogue, expose environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogues gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer—and approaches a deeper understanding of whats really happening to our planet in the process.

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For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth—Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. Its rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canadas oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that its time to start appreciating our planet as-is—not as we wish it to be. Equal parts travelogue, expose environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogues gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer—and approaches a deeper understanding of whats really happening to our planet in the process.

About the Author

ANDREW BLACKWELL is a journalist and filmmaker. He is a 2011 Fellow in Nonfiction Literature from the New York Foundation of the Arts. Visit Sunny Chernobyl is his first book. He lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9781623360269
Subtitle:
And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
Author:
Blackwell, Andrew
Publisher:
Rodale Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Biology-Reference
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Travel Writing-General
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130528
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 black and white illustrations
Pages:
320
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8.4375 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 320 pages Rodale Press - English 9781623360269 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth—Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. Its rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canadas oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that its time to start appreciating our planet as-is—not as we wish it to be. Equal parts travelogue, expose environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogues gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer—and approaches a deeper understanding of whats really happening to our planet in the process.

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