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Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment

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by Sandra Steingraber

The first edition of Living Downstream—an exquisite blend of precise science and engaging narrative—set a new standard for scientific writing. Poet, biologist, and cancer survivor, Steingraber uses all three kinds of experience to investigate the links between cancer and environmental toxins.

The updated science in this exciting new edition strengthens the case for banning poisons now pervasive in our air, our food, and our bodies. Because synthetic chemicals linked to cancer come mostly from petroleum and coal, Steingraber shows that investing in green energy also helps prevent cancer. Saving the planet becomes a matter of saving ourselves and an issue of human rights. A documentary film based on the book will coincide with publication.

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Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?--A Scientific Detective Story

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by Theo Colborn

"A critically important book that forces us to ask new questions about the synthetic chemicals that we have spread across this earth."—Al Gore.

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Basic Guide To Pesticides: Their Characteristics And Hazards: Their Characteristics & Hazards

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by Rachel Carson, photographs by Charles Pratt

Shirley A. Briggs, Carson's friend, spent years as Director of the Rachel Carson Council to produce

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  • Louis Menand,"Books as Bombs" Why the women's movement needed "The Feminine Mystique.". in The New Yorker. January 24, 2011
  • Linda Lear,"Kathleen Dean Moore and Lisa Sideris (eds). Rachel Carson: Legacy and Challenge. (Albany: State Universityof New York Press, 2008) in Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. Vol.4:1 (2010):118-119.
  • Smith, M.B. "`Silence, Miss Carson!' Science, gender, adn the reception of Silent Spring. "Feminist Studies, 27,3(Fall 2001):733-52.
  • "Rachel Carson Helped Save the Brown Pelican" National Wildlife. (December/January 2000):44-50
  • "Sounding the Alarm" by Bruce Watson. Smithsonian Magazine. (September 2002):115-117

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