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Salvaging the land of plenty : garbage and the American dream

Author: Jennifer Seymour Whitaker
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Jennifer Seymour Whitaker takes on one of America's most crucial problems - the massive buildup of waste in our land and water - and shows what can be done about it. Exploring the clear and present dangers of massive fallout from production and consumption, she dramatizes how the American infatuation with commerce and progress has brought more people more goods than any other society in history - and how all that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whitaker, Jennifer Seymour, 1938-
Salvaging the land of plenty.
New York : W. Morrow, ©1994
(DLC) 93047490
(OCoLC)29564030
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Seymour Whitaker
OCLC Number: 624340560
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Jennifer Seymour Whitaker.

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"Jennifer Seymour Whitaker takes on one of America's most crucial problems - the massive buildup of waste in our land and water - and shows what can be done about it. Exploring the clear and present dangers of massive fallout from production and consumption, she dramatizes how the American infatuation with commerce and progress has brought more people more goods than any other society in history - and how all that plenty threatens to make our world unlivable. In penetrating detail, she demonstrates exactly how incinerator and landfill emissions, trash and sewage, industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals, mining debris, and nuclear stockpiling are devastating our quality of life." "Whitaker takes a hard look at all the potential solutions Americans currently employ and shows why the resistance of the U.S. private sector, great gaps in scientific knowledge, and massive failures in environmental regulation make more radical solutions imperative. She suggests the one solution that will work: government policies that fundamentally restructure market incentives. For anyone concerned about the environment, and the good life in America, Salvaging the Land of Plenty is essential reading."--Jacket

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