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Ross, Benjamin

Works: 9 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 2,579 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Comedy films  Fiction  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Director
Classifications: TD195.C45, 363.7380973
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The polluters : the making of our chemically altered environment by Benjamin Ross( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
This book 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. The chemical pollution that irrevocably damages today's environment is, although many would like us to believe otherwise, the legacy of conscious choices made long ago. During the years before and just after World War II, discoveries like leaded gasoline and DDT came to market, creating new hazards even as the expansion and mechanization of industry exacerbated old ones. Dangers still felt today such as smog, pesticides, lead, chromium, chlorinated solvents, asbestos, even global warming, were already recognized by chemists, engineers, doctors, and business managers of that era. A few courageous individuals spoke out without compromise, but still more ignored scientific truth in pursuit of money and prestige. This book reveals the crucial decisions that allowed environmental issues to be trumped by political agendas. It spotlights the leaders of the chemical industry and describes how they applied their economic and political power to prevent the creation of an effective system of environmental regulation. Research was slanted, unwelcome discoveries were suppressed, and friendly experts were placed in positions of influence, as science was subverted to serve the interests of business. This story is one that needs to be told: an unflinching depiction of the onslaught of chemical pollution and the chemical industry's unwillingness to face up to its devastating effects
Dead end : suburban sprawl and the rebirth of American urbanism by Benjamin Ross( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
"More than five decades have passed since Jane Jacobs wrote her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and since a front page headline in the New York Times read, "Cars Choking Cities as 'Urban Sprawl' Takes Over." Yet sprawl persists, and not by mistake. It happens for a reason. As an activist and a scholar, Benjamin Ross is uniquely placed to diagnose why this is so. Dead End traces how the ideal of a safe, green, orderly retreat where hardworking members of the middle class could raise their children away from the city mutated into the McMansion and strip mall-ridden suburbs of today. Ross finds that sprawl is much more than bad architecture and sloppy planning. Its roots are historical, sociological, and economic. He uses these insights to lay out a practical strategy for change, honed by his experience leading the largest grass-roots mass transit advocacy organization in the United States. The problems of smart growth, sustainability, transportation, and affordable housing, he argues, are intertwined and must be solved as a whole. The two keys to creating better places to live are expansion of rail transit and a more genuinely democratic oversight of land use. Dead End is, ultimately, about the places where we live our lives. Both an engaging history of suburbia and an invaluable guide for today's urbanists, it will serve as a primer for anyone interested in how Americans actually live"--
Parameters and variables appearing in repository siting models by James W Mercer( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
The young poisoner's handbook by Benjamin Ross( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A sinister tale of genius gone wrong which chronicles a young man's descent into madness against the backdrop of suburban English life. Schoolboy Graham Young's obsession with toxic substances causes him to dabble in experimental murder
A summary of repository siting models by S. D Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Thorne - scaredy cat ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Thorne scaredycat ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A mere week has passed since DI Tom Thorne (David Morrissey) solved the case of a serial killer who paralysed a victim so she was trapped in her own body. Now he's on the case of two more murders in the second thorne adaptation, scaredycat. This time, a prostitute and young mum are both strangled to death on the same day. At first, the evidence suggests their deaths are unrelated, but know-it-all Thorne makes sure his detective friends are quick to catch up with the force-fed information
And then life happens : a memoir by Auma Obama( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The half-sister of President Barack Obama describes her childhood in a remote Kenyan village and her relationships with their father, half-brother, and stepmother, tracing her cultural struggles in England before she returned to Africa to work for CARE International
Thorne scaredycat ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Alternative Names
Ross, B. (Benjamin)
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