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Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

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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.

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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 be

About the Author

Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is the author of Having Faith: An Ecologist’s 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the second edition; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; afterword; further resources; source notes; acknowledgments for the second edition; acknowledgments for the first edition; Index; About the Author;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306818974
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Science : Environmental Science
Author:
Steingraber, Sandra
Subject:
Medical : Toxicology
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Diseases - Cancer
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Nature : General
Publication Date:
March 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , 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 be
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