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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Living downstream : an ecologist's personal investigation of cancer and the environment /|
|Publisher||Da Capo Press,|
|Subjects||Cancer--Environmental aspects. ; Environmental toxicology. ; Neoplasms--etiology. ; Environmental Pollutants--toxicity.|
|Edition||2nd ed., 1st Da Capo Press ed.|
|Collation||xxvi, 414 pages ; 23 cm|
"A Merloyd Lawrence Book." Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-379) and index.
The first edition of Living Downstream--an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative--set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins. The updated science in this exciting new edition strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our food, and our bodies. Because synthetic chemicals linked to cancer come mostly from petroleum and coal, Steingraber shows that investing in green energy also helps prevent cancer. Saving the planet becomes a matter of saving ourselves and an issue of human rights. A documentary film based on the book will coincide with publication. One. Trace amounts -- Two. Silence -- Three. Time -- Four. Space -- Five. War -- Six. Animals -- Seven. Earth -- Eight. Air -- Nine. Water -- Ten. Fire -- Eleven. Our bodies, inscribed -- Twelve. Ecological roots -- Afterword -- Further resources.