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Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic

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  • Posted January 5, 2015

    .Marla Cone, I feel, does an excellent job infusing the environm

    .Marla Cone, I feel, does an excellent job infusing the environmental concerns of the Arctic with descriptive, easy to read language, which is both captivating and capable of maintaining interest throughout every single page. As a high school student who was assigned this book to read during class, I at first thought it would be a stale read, leaving me both bored and unattentive. However, Cone's brilliant telling of the slow poisoning of the Arctic prevents any such thing from happening. It's amazing that the polycholorinated biphenyls (PCBs, as Cone refers to them) that are produced in America are capabale of contaminating and poisoning people in the Arctic, despite the fact that they lead such a clean, uncontaminated life. I for one, never would have expected the chemicals that major countries produce to have such a toxic impact on those who produce no chemicals at all. This impact is not insignificant either, it's taking quite the toll on infant lives in the Arctic, as contaminated mothers are killing their babies through breast feeding. I recall Cone mentioning how the breast milk that these mother's were producing was so toxic, that you could classify their bodies as hazardous waste. That was probably the most notable fact for me. Cone's entire book, however, is full of both her own interesting life experiences in the Arctic with the Inuits, and scientific data which she has researched and collected. Even if you think you have no interest in these kind of topic, Cone will make you interested. I definitely recommend this book to other high schoolers, as well as those involved in the environmental science community.

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    Posted June 27, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Marla Cone is a premier environmental journalist who profession

    Marla Cone is a premier environmental journalist who professionally covers years and years of precise research into an engaging and mind blowing read. Travelling to the coldest inhabited places on the planet, Cone meets the Nuvavik tribes and learns about several other Artic groups who are suffering from the millions of tons of PCB’s located in their beautiful home. Not only does Silent Snow clearly portray and tell years of amazing scientific discoveries but tells a dismal story of “The slow poisoning of the Artic”. Readers will sympathize with the results that the Artic is dealing with due to our carelessness and pure laziness in severe environmental issues we face today. Cone purely reports that the serene, innocent Artic is one of the most hazardous places in the entire world. Not only are we the reason behind this madness but there is ultimately neither awareness nor any action taken to put a halt on poisoning the most innocent and peaceful place on Earth.
    Cone’s sympathy with the Artic peoples and her admiration for their beautiful world truly touches the heart to all readers. Her policy of teaching over lecturing more effecting gets the picture across that the cities and even small towns are the source where PCB’s find their way into the bodies of the Artic people, permanently damaging their health but also the diet that they survive off of. Each page unfolds a new mystery because who knew that the most serene and nature-dependent place in the world would also be the most toxic. Cone’s dismaying findings create a much bigger picture than those before Silent Snow. These landmark scientific discoveries definitely have the power to be able to emotionally move readers and in hope, ultimately push them to action.

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