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

ISBN-10: 1623360269

ISBN-13: 9781623360269

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Authors: Andrew Blackwell
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Description: 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 set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But inVisit Sunny Chernobyl,Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.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-is—not as we wish it to be. 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.

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List price: $15.99
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.71" wide x 8.19" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Author's Note
Prologue
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: Day Trips Through a Radioactive Wonderland
The Great Black North: Oil Sands Mining in Northern Alberta
Refineryville: 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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