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Ecocide in the USSR : health and nature under siege

Author: Murray Feshbach; Alfred Friendly
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the impending health and environmental disasters in the Soviet Union, discussing the shortage of appropriate surgical instruments, the dangerous concentration of pollution in some cities, and more.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Feshbach; Alfred Friendly
ISBN: 0465016642 9780465016648 0465017819 9780465017812
OCLC Number: 25048150
Description: xvii, 376 pages : maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lester Brown --
1. Facing Facts --
Shortened Lives, Needless Deaths --
Vicious Synergy: Pollution and Disease --
Chernobyl: The Glasnost Fallout --
From Subjects to Activists --
Protest by the Volga --
Onto the Streets --
From Protest to Power --
Beginnings of Wisdom --
2. Birth of the Future --
The Whip of Necessity --
Science Subservient --
Socialism Versus the Louse --
A Duty to Health --
The Plan: Agent of Destruction --
False Fronts and Self-deception --
3. Harvests of Neglect --
As Ye Sow --
A Stinking Ruin --
Ill Fares the Land --
Contamination for Mass Consumption --
Preference for Poison --
Back to (Human) Nature --
4. A Sea of Troubles --
Deaths at an Early Age --
Resentment Rising --
5. Dark, Satanic Mills --
The Shroud of Pollution --
Siberian Wastes and Wastelands --
Death Traps in the Rust Belt --
No Place to Hide --
Politics, Economics and Pollution --
6. Water Torture --
"Conserve This Glorious Sea" --
Wasting Away --
Currents of Contamination --
Last Resorts --
7." ... Plus Electrification" --
Rocks and Hard Places --
"We Simply Squander Energy" --
"We Need a Propagandist" --
Chernobyl: Costs of Cataclysm --
Mind over Matter --
Coverup and Controversy --
The Wages of Fear --
"Letting the Chips Fly" --
8. Crippled Giant --
Sick Call --
Mayhem in Uniform --
Military Medicine: An Oxymoron? --
Hoist by Its Own Petard --
Up in Arms --
9. Gathering Ills --
Environment and Health --
Losing Ground --
Drinking and Dying --
New Ills, Old Strategies --
Short-changed --
Opiates for the Masses --
Failing According to Plan --
There Ought to Be a Law --
10. Cradle to Grave --
Siege Conditions --
Desperate Remedies --
A Woman's Story --
Motherhood and Its Discontents --
Equal Rights, Unequal Burdens --
Handicapped Healers --
Unarmed, Maybe Dangerous --
Prognosis Guarded --
11. The People Speak --
Greening Around the Edges --
Ready for Prime Time --
Brushfires at the Grass Roots --
Fighting City Hall --
All Power to the Soviets! --
Things Fall Apart --
12. A Time to Heal --
Environmental Economics --
The Prices of Cleanup --
First Things First --
Rx for Health --
Whence Cometh My Help.
Responsibility: Murray Feshbach and Alfred Friendly, Jr. ; foreword by Lester Brown.

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A dissection of the Soviet Union's legacy of health and environmental disaster, this book examines a former country of 103 cities - home to 70 million people - where the air is unfit to breathe and  Read more...

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