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The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
by Benjamin Ross
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The chemical pollution that irrevocably damages today's environment is, although many would like us to believe otherwise, the legacy of conscious choices made long ago. During the years before and just after World War II, discoveries like leaded gasoline... (read more)

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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
by Dan Fagin
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“A thrilling journey through the twists and turns of cancer epidemiology, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the... (read more)

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Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA
Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA
by E. G. Vallianatos
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Imagine walking into a restaurant and finding chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides, or neonicotinoid insecticides listed in the description of your entree. They may not be printed in the menu, but many are in your food. These are a few of the literally... (read more)

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Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash
Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash
by Elizabeth Royte
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Out of sight, out of mind... Into our trash cans go dead batteries, dirty diapers, bygone burritos, broken toys, tattered socks, eight-track cassettes, scratched CDs, banana peels... But where do these things go next? In a country that consumes and... (read more)

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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
The Real Cost of Fracking: How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food
by Michelle Bamberger
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Michelle Bamberger is a veterinarian and the author of two books on first aid for cats and dogs. Robert Oswald is a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell University and the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships. They live in Ithaca, New... (read more)

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About a Mountain
About a Mountain
by John D'Agata
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When John D'Agata helps his mother move to Las Vegas one summer, he begins to follow a story about the federal government's plan to store high-level nuclear waste at a place called Yucca Mountain, a desert range near the city of Las Vegas. Bearing... (read more)

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Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places
by Andrew Blackwell
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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... (read more)

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Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power
Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power
by Mark Schapiro
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Winner of the 2008 NAUTILUS SILVER AWARD in the category of Ecology/Environment/Sustainability and Conscious Media/JournalismFrom tainted pet food to toxic toys, Americans can thank the successful lobbying efforts of the U.S. chemical industry for the... (read more)

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The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment
by Benjamin Ross
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The chemical pollution that irrevocably damages today's environment is, although many would like us to believe otherwise, the legacy of conscious choices made long ago. During the years before and just after World War II, discoveries like leaded gasoline... (read more)

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A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout
A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout
by Carl Safina
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Blowout! April 20, 2010. Though a bit imprecise, the time, approximately 9:50 p.m., marks the end of knowing much precisely. A floating machinery system roughly the size of a forty-story hotel has for months been drilling into the seafloor in the Gulf of... (read more)

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Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
by Riki Ott
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In the early 1970s, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens promised Cordova fishermen "not one drop" of oil would be spilled in Prince William Sound from proposed tanker traffic and the trans-Alaska pipeline project. Fishermen knew better. Spanning nearly 40 years... (read more)

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The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival
The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival
by Stephen Palumbi
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Anyone who has ever stood on the shores of Monterey Bay, watching the rolling ocean waves and frolicking otters, knows it is a unique place. But even residents on this idyllic California coast may not realize its full history. Monterey began as a natural... (read more)

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Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage
Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage
by William L Rathje
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It is from the discards of former civilizations that archaeologists have reconstructed most of what we know about the past, and it is through their examination of today's garbage that William Rathje and Cullen Murphy inform us of our present. Rubbish! is... (read more)

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Leadville: The Struggle to Revive an American Town
Leadville: The Struggle to Revive an American Town
by Gillian Klucas
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Leadville explores the clash between a small mining town high up in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and the federal government, determined to clean up the toxic mess left from a hundred years of mining. Set amidst the historic streets and buildings reflecting... (read more)

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Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World
Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World
by Bruce Lourie
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The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. Following the runaway success of their first book, two of North America's leading... (read more)

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When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution
When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle Against Pollution
by Devra Davis
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In When Smoke Ran Like Water, the world-renowned epidemiologist Devra Davis confronts the public triumphs and private failures of her lifelong battle against environmental pollution. She documents the shocking toll of a public-health disaster-300,000... (read more)

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Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic
Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic
by Marla Cone
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Traditionally thought of as the last great unspoiled territory on Earth, the Arctic is actually home to some of the most contaminated people and animals on the planet. Awarded a major grant to conduct an exhaustive study of the Arctic's deteriorating... (read more)

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Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It
Outsmart Waste: The Modern Idea of Garbage and How to Think Our Way Out of It
by Tom Szaky
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Garbage has become a huge problem. Ever-expanding hazardous landfills, toxic waste dumps, ocean dead zones, endangered wildlife — its an environmental nightmare. But garbage is a recent problem — for most of human history it was a minor... (read more)

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The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future (Council on Foreign Relations Book)
The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future (Council on Foreign Relations Book)
by Elizabeth C Economy
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China's spectacular economic growth over the past quarter-century has dramatically depleted the country's natural resources and produced skyrocketing rates of pollution. Environmental degradation in China has also contributed to significant public health... (read more)

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The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue
The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue
by Dyan Denapoli
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On June 23, 2000, the iron ore carrier MV andlt;Iandgt;Treasure andlt;/Iandgt;foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat of 75,000 penguinsand#8212;thus threatening to... (read more)

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