Visit Sunny Chernobyl And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places

ISBN-10: 1605294454
ISBN-13: 9781605294452
Edition: 2012
Authors: Andrew Blackwell
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/22/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth - Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. It's rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines, or to seek out the Chinese city of Linfen, legendary as the most polluted in the world. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.From the hidden bars and convenience stores of a radioactive wilderness to the sacred but reeking waters of India, Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it's time to start appreciating our planet as it is?ot as we wish it would be. Irreverent and reflective, the book is a love letter to our biosphere's most tainted, most degraded ecosystems, and a measured consideration of what they mean for us. Equal parts travelogue, expose, environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogue's gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer - and approaches a deeper understanding of what's really happening to our planet in the process.

Author's Note
Prologue
Visit Sunnay Chernobyl
Day Trips Through a Radioactive Wonderland
The Great Black North
Oil Sands Mining in Northern Alberta
Refinery Ville
Port Arthur, Texas, and the invention of Oil
The Eighth Continent
Sailing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Soymageddon
Deforestation in the Amazon
In Search of Sad Coal Man
E-Waste, Coal, and Other Treasures of China
The Gods of Sewage
Downstream on India's Most Polluted River
Acknowledgments
Index

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