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The Resource Choked : life and breath in the age of air pollution, Beth Gardiner

Choked : life and breath in the age of air pollution, Beth Gardiner

Label
Choked : life and breath in the age of air pollution
Title
Choked
Title remainder
life and breath in the age of air pollution
Statement of responsibility
Beth Gardiner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nothing is as elemental, as essential to human life, as the air we breathe. Yet around the world, in rich countries and poor ones, it is quietly poisoning us. Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other ailments. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, taking readers from the halls of power in Washington and the diesel-fogged London streets she walks with her daughter to Poland's coal heartland and India's gasping capital. In a gripping narrative that's alive with powerful voices and personalities, she exposes the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air. This is a moving, up-close look at the human toll, where we meet the scientists who have transformed our understanding of pollution's effects on the body and the ordinary people fighting for a cleaner future. In the United States, air is far cleaner than it once was. But progress has failed to keep up with the science, which tells us that even today's lower pollution levels are doing real damage. And as the Trump administration rips up the regulations that have brought us where we are, decades of gains are now at risk. Elsewhere, the problem is far worse, and choking nations like China are scrambling to replicate the achievements of an American agency--the EPA--that until recently was the envy of the world. Clean air feels like a birthright. But it can disappear in a puff of smoke if the rules that protect it are unraveled. At home and around the world, it's never been more important to understand how progress happened and what dangers might still be in store. Choked shows us that we hold the power to build a cleaner, healthier future: one in which breathing, life's most basic function, no longer carries a hidden danger." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardiner, Beth
Dewey number
615.9/02
Index
index present
LC call number
TD883.1
LC item number
.G37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air
  • Air
  • Air
  • Environmental quality
  • Toxicology
Label
Choked : life and breath in the age of air pollution, Beth Gardiner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cows, almonds, asthma: crisis in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Home fires burning: a paradigm shifts
  • Part two
  • Coming up for air. To change a nation: the story of America's Clean Air Act
  • Reluctant innovators: air and the automakers
  • Inch by inch: L.A.'s long road
  • Live from the "airpocalypse": China's next revolution
  • "To whom belongs the city?": Berlin looks beyond cars
  • Epilogue. Exhale: what comes next
  • Prologue.
  • Inhale: the meaning of a breath
  • Part one.
  • Holding our breath.
  • The measure of a lung: charting pollution's power
  • Ground zero: Delhi's health emergency
  • 9,416: living London's diesel disaster
  • Air you can chew : Poland and the price of coal
Control code
on1051674360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780226495859
Lccn
2018052335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029306514
System control number
(OCoLC)1051674360
Label
Choked : life and breath in the age of air pollution, Beth Gardiner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cows, almonds, asthma: crisis in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Home fires burning: a paradigm shifts
  • Part two
  • Coming up for air. To change a nation: the story of America's Clean Air Act
  • Reluctant innovators: air and the automakers
  • Inch by inch: L.A.'s long road
  • Live from the "airpocalypse": China's next revolution
  • "To whom belongs the city?": Berlin looks beyond cars
  • Epilogue. Exhale: what comes next
  • Prologue.
  • Inhale: the meaning of a breath
  • Part one.
  • Holding our breath.
  • The measure of a lung: charting pollution's power
  • Ground zero: Delhi's health emergency
  • 9,416: living London's diesel disaster
  • Air you can chew : Poland and the price of coal
Control code
on1051674360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780226495859
Lccn
2018052335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029306514
System control number
(OCoLC)1051674360

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