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Smogtown : the lung-burning history of pollution in Los Angeles

Author: Chip Jacobs; William J Kelly
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Smogtown is the story of pollution, progress, and how an optimistic people confronted the epic struggle against airborne poisons barraging their hometowns. With wit, verve, and a fresh look at history, Los Angeles-based journalists Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly highlight the bold personalities involved, the corporate-tainted science, the terrifying health costs, the attempts at cleanup, and how the smog battle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chip Jacobs; William J Kelly
ISBN: 9781585678600 1585678600
OCLC Number: 223800867
Description: 384 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: State of siege --
Paradise obscured --
Dutchman over the Pacific --
L.A. against the world --
Campus life at smog state U. --
Roadtrap --
Bouffants & stethoscopes --
The people's revolt --
Brown vs. Brown --
The wizard of ozone --
Searching for perpetual motion --
He got the goldmine, they got the shaft --
Action heroes? --
Epilogue: Conjuring Haagy's ghost.
Responsibility: Chip Jacobs & William J. Kelly.
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Smogtown is the story of pollution, progress, and how an optimistic people confronted the epic struggle against airborne poisons barraging their hometowns. With wit, verve, and a fresh look at history, Los Angeles-based journalists Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly highlight the bold personalities involved, the corporate-tainted science, the terrifying health costs, the attempts at cleanup, and how the smog battle helped mold the modern-day culture of Los Angeles.

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