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The polluters : the making of our chemically altered environment

Author: Benjamin Ross; Steven Amter
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how the chemical industry, aided by a compliant government, was able to spread a wide variety of pollutants beginning in the years following World War II, despite the fact that the environmental dangers of such new synthetic chemical products as DDT and nylon were known by both industry and the scientific community.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Ross; Steven Amter
ISBN: 9780199739950 0199739951
OCLC Number: 781108156
Description: VIII, 223 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I - SUMMONING THE SPIRITS; PART II - FETCHING A FLOOD; PART III - HOLDING BACK THE DELUGE
Responsibility: Benjamin Ross, Steven Amter.

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The Polluters brings to light a previously untold story of personal struggle, scientific conflict, and political intrigue over the environment. Research was slanted, unwelcome discoveries were  Read more...

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"The engrossing, infuriating history of American pollution... An important, disheartening account of widespread willful ignorance."--Kirkus Reviews"Startling, intense, and brilliantly elucidated... Read more...

 
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