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

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by Devra Davis, Mitchell Gaynor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465015220

ISBN-13: 9780465015221

Pub. Date: 12/23/2003

Publisher: Basic Books


The National Book Award Finalist from a leading public-health expert, this is the unknown story of how environmental pollution has affected our health-past, present, and future

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The National Book Award Finalist from a leading public-health expert, this is the unknown story of how environmental pollution has affected our health-past, present, and future

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465015221
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
684,012
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexi
Part 1Ancient History1
1Where I Come From5
2The Phantom Epidemic31
3How to Become a Statistic55
4How the Game Is Played89
Part 2The Best of Intentions123
5Zones of Incomprehension125
6The New Sisterhood of Breast Cancer159
7Save the Males193
Part 3The View from Outside223
8Earthquakes and Spouting Bowls225
9A Grand Experiment247
10Defiant Figures273
Acknowledgments283
Notes287
Index305

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When Smoke Ran like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle against Pollution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A fascinating and detailed account about what happened in Donora is the perfect lead-in to the rest of the book. I think this book would be eye-opening for the average reader and for someone with a deep understanding of the health effects of air pollution. She discusses many different aspects of environmental health issues and how politicians and corporations have stalled many important public health discoveries. Truly fascinating and very real!