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The Resource Choked : the age of air pollution and the fight for a cleaner future, Beth Gardiner

Choked : the age of air pollution and the fight for a cleaner future, Beth Gardiner

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Choked : the age of air pollution and the fight for a cleaner future
Title
Choked
Title remainder
the age of air pollution and the fight for a cleaner future
Statement of responsibility
Beth Gardiner
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Language
eng
Summary
Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other ailments. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, taking readers from the halls of power in Washington and the diesel-fogged London streets she walks with her daughter to Poland's coal heartland and India's gasping capital. In a gripping narrative that's alive with powerful voices and personalities, she exposes the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air. This is a moving, up-close look at the human toll, where we meet the scientists who have transformed our understanding of pollution's effects on the body and the ordinary people fighting for a cleaner future
Summary
Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other ailments. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, taking readers from the halls of power in Washington and the diesel-fogged London streets she walks with her daughter to Poland’s coal heartland and India’s gasping capital. In a gripping narrative that’s alive with powerful voices and personalities, she exposes the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air
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Writing style
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10778775
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Gardiner, Beth
Dewey number
363.7392
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Air
  • Environmental quality
  • Toxicology
  • Air
  • Air
  • Air
  • Air
Target audience
adult
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life and breath in the age of air pollution
Label
Choked : the age of air pollution and the fight for a cleaner future, Beth Gardiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Inhale: the meaning of a breath -- Holding our breath. The measure of a lung: charting pollution's power ; Ground zero: Delhi's health emergency ; 9,416: living London's diesel disaster ; Air you can chew : Poland and the price of coal ; Cows, almonds, asthma: crisis in the San Joaquin Valley ; Home fires burning: a paradigm shifts -- Coming up for air. To change a nation: the story of America's Clean Air Act ; Reluctant innovators: air and the automakers ; Inch by inch: L.A.'s long road ; Live from the "airpocalypse": China's next revolution ; "To whom belongs the city?": Berlin looks beyond cars -- Epilogue. Exhale: what comes next
Control code
000065091137
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781846276453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085185229
Label
Choked : the age of air pollution and the fight for a cleaner future, Beth Gardiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Inhale: the meaning of a breath -- Holding our breath. The measure of a lung: charting pollution's power ; Ground zero: Delhi's health emergency ; 9,416: living London's diesel disaster ; Air you can chew : Poland and the price of coal ; Cows, almonds, asthma: crisis in the San Joaquin Valley ; Home fires burning: a paradigm shifts -- Coming up for air. To change a nation: the story of America's Clean Air Act ; Reluctant innovators: air and the automakers ; Inch by inch: L.A.'s long road ; Live from the "airpocalypse": China's next revolution ; "To whom belongs the city?": Berlin looks beyond cars -- Epilogue. Exhale: what comes next
Control code
000065091137
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781846276453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085185229

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