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Silent snow : the slow poisoning of the Arctic

Author: Marla Cone
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a journey across the Arctic to find out why it is toxic, an environmental journalist reports on the dangers of pollution to fragile ecosystems; how Arctic cultures are adapting to pollution; and what solutions will prevent this crisis from getting worse.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marla Cone
ISBN: 080211797X 9780802117977 0802142591 9780802142597
OCLC Number: 57201334
Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A moral compass in a vast, lonely land --
I: The Arctic paradox --
Blowing in the wind: a contaminant's long journey north --
Unexpected poisons: serendipity at the top of the world --
The world's unfortunate laboratory --
Plight of the ice bear: top of the world, top of the food web --
Ties that bind in Greenland --
A fish can't feed a village: Alaska's communal hunts --
II: Scientists seeking order out of chaos --
Fear is toxic, too: communicating risk to Canada's Inuit --
Into the brains of babes: searching for clues in Faroese children --
Beyond silent spring: a global assault on sex hormones and immune systems --
The Arctic in flux: global conspirators and the whims of climate --
Islands of sudden change: the evolution of the Aleutians --
III: Solutions and predictions --
The diagnosis: scientists write a prescription --
POPs and politics: taking the first step toward a solution --
The chain of evil continues unbroken: the Arctic's new toxic legacies --
Survival of the fittest: walking in the Inuits footsteps.
Other Titles: 1st ed
Responsibility: Marla Cone.

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"Her findings are dismaying, yet Silent Snow is not a dismal read. Indeed, Cone may as well be commenting on her own book when describing the tale of the Arctic Paradox as an 'environmental whodunit' Read more...

 
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