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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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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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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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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 Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher
A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher
by Joel Achenbach
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The struggle to kill the BP Macondo gusher in the Gulf of Mexico is the Apollo 13 of our time. This is the story of the nightmare well and of the men who conquered it in dangerous waters. It is a technological thriller for the ages. Joel Achenbach, a pre-... (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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Principles of Ecotoxicology, Third Edition
Principles of Ecotoxicology, Third Edition
by C H Walker
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Presenting a multidisciplinary perspective in a concise format, Principles of Ecotoxicology, Third Edition discusses the fundamental chemical and ecological nature of pollution processes while identifying the major classes of pollutants and their... (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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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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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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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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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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Energy and Carbon Emissions: The Way We Live Today
Energy and Carbon Emissions: The Way We Live Today
by Nicola Terry
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Offering guidance on calculating individual carbon emissions and determining the impact of the changes that can be made, this collection of facts and figures about energy use in the United Kingdom emphasizes the consequences of domestic consumption and... (read more)

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Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town
Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town
by Kelly Mcmasters
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Shirley seemed to be doomed from the beginning. Founded by a Vaudevillian huckster who touted it as a seaside haven despite the sand bar that blocks access to the shore, the town has been plagued by one disaster after another—a UFO, a childhood... (read more)

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Love Canal Revisited: Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Activism
Love Canal Revisited: Race, Class, and Gender in Environmental Activism
by Elizabeth D Blum
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Thirty years after the headlines, Love Canal remains synonymous with toxic waste. When this neighborhood of Niagara Falls, New York, burst upon the nation's consciousness, the media focused on a working-class white woman named Lois Gibbs, who gained... (read more)

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Reducing Toxics: A New Approach to Policy and Industrial Decisionmaking
Reducing Toxics: A New Approach to Policy and Industrial Decisionmaking
by Robert Gottlieb
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In Reducing Toxics, leading experts address industry, technology, health, and policy issues and explore the potential for pollution prevention at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional settings of toxics... (read more)

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