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Ross, Benjamin

Works: 6 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 2,928 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Translator
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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 870 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 )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 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."--Jacket
The young poisoner's handbook by Benjamin Ross( visu )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Graham Young embarks on a series of experiments with highly lethal elements, using his family and friends as unwitting subjects
And then life happens : a memoir by Auma Obama( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
While her younger brother Barack grew up in the U.S. and Indonesia, Auma Obama's childhood played out at the other end of the world in a remote village in Kenya, the birthplace of the siblings' shared father
Parameters and variables appearing in repository siting models by James W Mercer( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A summary of repository siting models by S. D Thomas( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Alternative Names
Ross, B. (Benjamin)
English (34)
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