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Main Title This borrowed earth : lessons from the fifteen worst environmental disasters around the world /
Author Hernan, Robert Emmet.
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 321047925
ISBN 9780230619838; 0230619835
Subjects Environmental disasters--Case studies.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  GE146.H37 2010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/31/2011
Edition 1st ed.
Collation x, 235 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Minamata, Japan, 1950s -- London, England, 1952 -- Windscale, England, 1957 -- Seveso, Italy, 1976 -- Love Canal, New York, 1978 -- Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, 1979 -- Times Beach, Missouri, 1982 -- Bhopal, India, 1984 -- Chernobyl, Ukraine, 1986 -- Rhine River, Switzerland, 1986 -- Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1989 -- Oil spills and fires of Kuwait, 1991 -- Dassen and Robben Islands, South Africa, 2000 -- Brazilian rainforest -- Global climate change. "Over the last century mankind has irrevocably damaged the environment through the unscrupulous greed of big business and our own willful ignorance. Here are the accounts of disasters whose names live in infamy: Chernobyl, Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Three Mile Island, Love Canal, Minamata, and others. And, with these, the inspirational stories of the countless men and women who fought bravely to protect the communities and environments at risk."--BOOK JACKET.