Money, Politics, and Poison

One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent...

328 pages
6 x 9

Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy

On her deathbed, Sue asked her sister for one thing: to write about the connection between the industrial pollution in their hometown and the rare cancer that was killing her. Fulfilling that promise has been Nancy Nichols’ mission for more...

192 pages
5.5 x 8.25

High Tech Trash
Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health

The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture...

352 pages
6 x 9

Leadville
The Struggle To Revive An American Town

Leadville explores the clash between a small mining town high up in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and the federal government, determined to clean up the toxic mess left from a hundred years of mining.

Set amidst the historic streets and...

312 pages
6 x 9

Urban Sprawl and Public Health
Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities

In Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Howard Frumkin, Lawrence Frank, and Richard Jackson, three of the nation's leading public health and urban planning experts explore an intriguing question: How does the physical environment in...

368 pages
6 x 9
18 photos, 15 illustrations

Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them

West Nile Virus—Mad Cow Disease—HIV/AIDS—Hantavirus—Lyme Disease ... and a new strain of Salmonella. Such modern epidemics have emerged over the past few decades as mysterious, yet significant risks to human health. These...

224 pages
5.5 x 8.25

Health and Community Design
The Impact Of The Built Environment On Physical Activity

Health and Community Design is a comprehensive examination of how the built environment encourages or discourages physical activity, drawing together insights from a range of research on the relationships between urban form and public...

271 pages
6 x 9

Precaution, Environmental Science, and Preventive Public Policy

Edited by Joel Tickner

The "precautionary principle"—the idea that society should guard against potentially harmful activities even if some cause and effect relationships have not been fully established—has often been attacked for being unscientific....

320 pages
6 x 9

Engineering the Farm
The Social and Ethical Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology

Edited by Marc Lappe and Britt Bailey

Engineering the Farm offers a wide-ranging examination of the social and ethical issues surrounding the production and consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with leading thinkers and activists taking a broad theoretical...

200 pages
6 x 9

The Fatal Harvest Reader
The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

Edited by Andrew Kimbrell

Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It gathers together more than...

384 pages
6 x 9

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