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The Poisoning of an American High School

The Poisoning of an American High School

  • Author: Joy Horowitz
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101215453
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
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If it can happen in Beverly Hills, it can happen anywhere The Poisoning of an American High School is a feat of investigative reportage and the product of four years of research by award-winning journalist Joy Horowitz. Making lucid the tangled issues of public health, regulation, and the political power of industry, it tells a riveting tale ripped from newspaper headlines?a cancer cluster affecting graduates of one of America?s most affluent schools, Beverly Hills High. The Poisoning of an American High School presents the behind-the-scenes saga of the 2003 landmark toxic tort suit, in which more than one thousand plaintiffs, with the sensational Erin Brockovich as their champion, claimed their illnesses could be traced to exposure to the oil derricks just yards from school grounds.

The Poisoned City

The Poisoned City

Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

  • Author: Anna Clark
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 1250125154
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city’s water supply to a source that corroded Flint’s aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint’s children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun. In the first full account of this American tragedy, The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail—and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal.

Environmental Crime in Latin America

Environmental Crime in Latin America

The Theft of Nature and the Poisoning of the Land

  • Author: David Rodríguez Goyes,Hanneke Mol,Avi Brisman,Nigel South
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137557052
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 313
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This book is the first green criminology text to focus specifically on Latin America. Green criminology has always adopted a broad horizon and explicitly emphasised that environmental crimes and harms affect countries and cultures around the world. The chapters collected here illuminate and describe the “theft of nature” and the “poisoning of the land” in Latin America through and from processes of agro-industry expansion, biopiracy, legal and illegal trafficking of free-born non-human animals, and mining. An interdisciplinary study, this collection draws on research from a wide range of international experts on not only green criminology, but also social justice, political ecology and sociology. An engaging and thought-provoking work, this book will be an essential text for anyone interested in current issues in environmental crime.

The Burn Pits

The Burn Pits

The Poisoning of America's Soldiers

  • Author: Joseph Hickman
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1510705775
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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“There’s a whole chapter on my son Beau... He was co-located [twice] near these burn pits.” –Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States of America The Agent Orange of the 21st Century... Thousands of American soldiers are returning from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds from chemical war. They are not the victims of ruthless enemy warfare, but of their own military commanders. These soldiers, afflicted with rare cancers and respiratory diseases, were sickened from the smoke and ash swirling out of the “burn pits” where military contractors incinerated mountains of trash, including old stockpiles of mustard and sarin gas, medical waste, and other toxic material. This shocking work includes: Illustration of the devastation in one soldier’s intimate story A plea for help Connection between the burn pits and Major Biden’s unfortunate suffering and death The burn pits’ effects on native citizens of Iraq: mothers, fathers, and children Denial from the Department of Defense and others Warning signs that were ignored and much more Based on thousands of government documents, over five hundred in-depth medical case studies, and interviews with more than one thousand veterans and active-duty GIs, The Burn Pits will shock the nation. The book is more than an explosive work of investigative journalism—it is the deeply moving chronicle of the many young men and women who signed up to serve their country in the wake of 9/11, only to return home permanently damaged, the victims of their own armed forces’ criminal negligence.

Tessie and Pearlie

Tessie and Pearlie

A Granddaughter's Story

  • Author: Joy Horowitz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439143358
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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A touching story of two Jewish grandmothers—Tessie and Pearlie—who share their wisdom, knowledge, and recipes to die for. In their touching story, two Jewish grandmothers—Tessie and Pearlie—share their wisdom, knowledge, and recipes to die for. Still close to their immigrant past and hardened by wars, the Depression, and discrimination, they teach us about living. And dying. They are the last of a breed—a generation passing but not likely to be forgotten.

Libby, Montana

Libby, Montana

Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation

  • Author: Andrea Peacock
  • Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781555663193
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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In a masterpiece of investigative reporting, journalist Andrea Peacock reveals the tragic story of Libby, Montana, and the families that have been devastated by asbestos-caused lung diseases. In this seemingly idyllic town, a mountain full of vermiculite was excavated and shipped to some 200 centers all over the country to be processed into insulation and potting soil. What the miners didn't know was that there was asbestos buried in with the vermiculite.

The Poisoning of Our Children

The Poisoning of Our Children

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic in America

  • Author: Keeley C. Drotz Rd,Keeley Christine Drotz
  • Publisher: Keeley Drotz
  • ISBN: 0578105241
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 329
  • View: 5512
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Children born today will live shorter lives than their parents and grandparents because of the obesity epidemic in America. Despite heightened awareness of the problem and advances in healthcare, present strategies are not working to reverse the trend. This book aims to honestly answer questions currently weighing on the minds of many parents: How can I prevent or reverse obesity in my child or adolescent? How do I ensure that my child will not become obese during his or her lifetime? Written by a registered dietitian and mother, The Poisoning of Our Children contains practical advice that can be incorporated into a family's daily life immediately. Based on credible research, it gives parents the knowledge and tools they need for raising healthy children from the start. And it provides pediatricians and health professionals with the evidence they need when working with families. This book goes beyond the obvious problems of unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity; it closely examines the roles of modern-day American culture and lifestyle habits. Rather than offering a list of "do's" and "don'ts," the emphasis is on developing healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

  • Author: Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307476869
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2997
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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lead Wars

Lead Wars

The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children

  • Author: Gerald Markowitz,David Rosner
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520283937
  • Category: History
  • Page: 326
  • View: 7258
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In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public health agencies face today in terms of prevention strategies and chronic illness linked to low levels of toxic exposure. The authors use the opinion by Maryland’s Court of Appeals—which considered whether researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) engaged in unethical research on 108 African-American children—as a springboard to ask fundamental questions about the practice and future of public health. Lead Wars chronicles the obstacles faced by public health workers in the conservative, pro-business, anti-regulatory climate that took off in the Reagan years and that stymied efforts to eliminate lead from the environments and the bodies of American children.

The Antidote

The Antidote

Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame and Victimhood

  • Author: Jesse Peterson
  • Publisher: WND Books
  • ISBN: 9781942475002
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 797
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In this powerful book, Jesse Lee Peterson traces the collapse of the black community in America to an unexpected source: the anger against one s mother and father that fatherlessness engenders. The perverse genius of liberalism has been its ability to capture black anger and project it outwards towards anyone, black or white, who resists the Democratic agenda. By encouraging a resentful dependency, liberals have instituted a new kind of slavery in the black community as emotionally shackling as the physical slavery that first brought Africans to America."

The American Cyclopaedia

The American Cyclopaedia

A Popular Dictionary for General Knowledge

  • Author: George Ripley,Charles Anderson Dana
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Page: N.A
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The American Cyclopædia

The American Cyclopædia

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

  • Author: George Ripley,Charles Anderson Dana
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Page: N.A
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Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

  • Author: Yvonne Tasker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136919465
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 496
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This book provides an accessible overview of each director’s contribution to cinema, incorporating a discussion of their career, major works and impact.

Excellent Sheep

Excellent Sheep

The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

  • Author: William Deresiewicz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476702721
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
  • View: 6930
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A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.

The American Cyclopaedia

The American Cyclopaedia

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Exposed

Exposed

The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power

  • Author: Schapiro. Mark
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603581952
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Substance Abuse During Pregnancy, An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics,

Substance Abuse During Pregnancy, An Issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics,

  • Author: Hilary Smith Connery
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 032329944X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 185
  • View: 9238
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This issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America deals with the timely subject of substance use during pregnancy. Alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use is prevalent among reproductive-age women. Even though a reduction in use often occurs during pregnancy, many women continue to use substances until a pregnancy is either actually diagnosed or well underway.This issue consists of a well-qualified team of obstetricians-gynecologists, psychiatrists, and family physicians, focusing on various issues related directly to pregnancies complicated by substance use. Topics of interest include epidemiology and screening for hazardous and harmful substance use, teratogenic risks, psychiatric comorbidities, comprehensive treatment approaches before and after delivery, fetal surveillance, and team-based perinatal management. Particularly new information relates to prescribing buprenorphine, neonatal abstinence syndrome, and adolescent substance use.

Closing of the American Mind

Closing of the American Mind

  • Author: Allan Bloom
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439126264
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1472
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

Clinical Toxicology, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America,

Clinical Toxicology, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America,

  • Author: Daniel M Lugassy
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 032326655X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 698
  • View: 6291
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This issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics focuses on Clinical Toxicology and is edited by Drs. Daniel Lugassy and Silas Smith and includes such topics as Emerging Drugs of Abuse, Pediatric Toxicology; Dosing and Medical Errors and Child Abuse,The Approach to Toxin-Induced Coagulopathy,The Approach to Toxin-Induced Cardiovascular Failure, The Approach to Toxin-Induced Metabolic Acidosis, The Approach to Withdrawal Syndromes, The Approach to Radiation Exposure, and more.

Eyes on Havana

Eyes on Havana

Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA

  • Author: Verne Lyon,Philip Zwerling
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476670900
  • Category: History
  • Page: 183
  • View: 5664
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An Iowa boy away at college, Verne Lyon was recruited by the CIA to spy on college professors and fellow students as part of Operation CHAOS, a massive domestic surveillance program carried out at the height of the Vietnam War. Framed by his handlers for an airport bombing, he was later dispatched to Cuba to subvert the Castro regime. Balking at his increasingly nefarious missions, he tried to quit--and, twice kidnapped by the CIA, he landed in Leavenworth Penitentiary. Today a free man, his memoir details his journey through the secret workings of the U.S. government.