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Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West (Haymarket)by Chip Ward
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Book News Annotation:
This is a paperbound reprint of a 1999 book, about which Book News wrote: 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.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"It may be a manifesto, but its humor and informality-in and among hair-raising details-make it an entertaining one."-Boston Globe
Canaries on the Rim is a firsthand account of Chip Ward's quest to understand the secret history of ecocide in Utah and how lessons learned in the wilderness were later applied to building opposition to toxic waste disposal, chemical weapons incineration, industrial pollution, and nuclear waste storage.
A quest to understand the secret history of ecocide in Utah.
About the Author
Chip Wardmanages Utah's public library Development Program.
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