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The People's republic of chemicals

Author: William J Kelly; Chip Jacobs
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : A Vireo Book / Rare Bird Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China's ecological calamity already imperiling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many as died in the 9/11 attacks every day, while sometimes Grand Canyon-sized drifts of industrial particles aloft on the winds rain down ozone and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Kelly; Chip Jacobs
ISBN: 9781940207254 1940207258
OCLC Number: 1120486260
Notes: "A genuine Vireo/Rare Bird book."
Description: 366 pàgines : mapes ; 22 cm
Contents: Conté:Preface: China or choke --
The empire center --
Fire & coal --
The Middle Kingdom regained --
"Faster steps" amid the smog --
Making hay in Arkansas --
Particle dawn --
Full body backlash --
Hu's green washout --
When peasants attack --
Blue sky, dark death --
Potemkin village or gold medal miracle? --
Tweets for the wheezy --
"Greyjing's" last straw --
Detroit East --
Drift & decline --
Ringing the bell --
"Money in the ground" --
Epilogue: Looking for Confucius
Responsibility: by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs.

Abstract:

"Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China's ecological calamity already imperiling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many as died in the 9/11 attacks every day, while sometimes Grand Canyon-sized drifts of industrial particles aloft on the winds rain down ozone and waterway-poisoning mercury in America. In vivid, gonzo prose blending first-person reportage with exhaustive research and a sense of karma, Kelly and Jacobs describe China's ancient love affair with coal, Bill Clinton's blunders cutting free-trade deals enabling the US to "export" manufacturing emissions to Asia in a shift that pilloried the West's middle class, Communist Party manipulation of eco-statistics, the horror of cancer villages, the deception of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and spellbinding peasant revolts against cancer-spreading plants involving thousands in mostly-censored melees. Ending with China's monumental coal-bases decried by climatologists as a global warming dagger, The People's Republic of Chemicals names and emphasizes humanity over bloodless statistics in a classic sure to ruffle feathers as an indictment of money as the real green that not even Al Gore can deny"--Informació facilitada per ĺeditor.

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* FOREWORD REVIEWS (5 hearts): "The rapid industrialization of the world's most populous nation has far-reaching effects for the world's environment and economy, and in The People's Republic of Read more...

 
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