Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

by Sandra Steingraber

Paperback(Second Edition, Revised and updated; A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

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Overview

The first edition of Living Downstream—an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative—set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.

The updated science in this exciting new edition strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our food, and our bodies. Because synthetic chemicals linked to cancer come mostly from petroleum and coal, Steingraber shows that investing in green energy also helps prevent cancer. Saving the planet becomes a matter of saving ourselves and an issue of human rights. A documentary film based on the book will coincide with publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306818691
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/23/2010
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised and updated; A Merloyd Lawrence Book
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 596,370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Sandra Steingraber, PhD, is the author of Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood. An internationally recognized authority on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, she is a visiting scholar at Ithaca College, New York.

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