LIVING DOWNSTREAM: AN ECOLOGIST LOOKS AT CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Author(s): SANDRA STEINGRABER

Medicinal/Health Gen | Environment

Thirty-five years after Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" warned of the impact of chemicals on the environment, biologist Sandra Steingraber offers a critique of current thinking on cancer and its causes. She asserts that society has wilfully ignored the evidence and is still poisoning the environment. Throughout her study she weaves two stories - of Rachel Carson and her battle to be heard and of her own cancer of the bladder, which she traces back to agricultural and industrial contamination. She argues for the basic connection between our bodies and the ecological world in which we eat, drink, breathe and work.

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* Author tour to include events and media interviews * PR-led campaign * UK author tour to include Scotland and Ireland * Press, TV and radio coverage * Proofs

An inspiration, an alarm, an illustrated guide to your worst nightmare ... excellent ... accessible LITERARY REVIEW Read Steingraber and you won't be able to dismiss her suspicions about the role of chemical contaminants in our environment ... a book long overdue GWYNNE LYONS, WWF Her writing is clear and concise ... the author's well-documented account should help to rectify this disturbing and dangerous situation PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Eloquent and passionate. DAILY MAIL

Sandra Steingraber is a poet and professor of biology. She serves on the US government's National Action Plan on breast cancer. She lives in Massachusetts.

General Fields

  • : 9781860494697
  • : virago
  • : virago
  • : April 1998
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 362.1969940092
  • : 384
  • : SANDRA STEINGRABER
  • : Hardback