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The Resource In the mouth of the dragon, Deborah Wallace

In the mouth of the dragon, Deborah Wallace

Label
In the mouth of the dragon
Title
In the mouth of the dragon
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The bulk of this book consists of six case studies of major fires through which Wallace attempts to create sentiment against plastics, especially polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and for fire safety regulation--much as Rachel Carson did for pesticides in Silent Spring. Wallace does convince the reader that existing combustion tests, standards, fire and building codes, code enforcement, emergency services, public agencies, and private companies send out false assurances, and that neither firefighters nor the public are adequately protected against very toxic or fatal fumes from burning plastics. Her model of a successful resolution is the New York State Building Code, passed in 1986. The book is only a partially successful synthesis of technical and popular material;"--Library journal
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, Deborah
Dewey number
363.17/98
Index
index present
LC call number
TH9446.P55
LC item number
W35 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
TH 9446.P55
NLM item number
W188i 1990
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plastics
  • Plastics in building
  • Combustion gases
  • Smoke
  • Fires
  • Gases
  • Plastics
  • Smoke
  • Combustion gases
  • Plastics in building
  • Plastics
  • Smoke
Label
In the mouth of the dragon, Deborah Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-222) 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
1. Elements of death -- 2. Fires : lab tests and reality -- 3. The 1975 New York Telephone Exchange Fire -- 4. The Younkers Brothers Department Store Fire -- 5. The Fort Worth Ramada Inn Fire -- 6. The MGM Grand Hotel Fire -- 7. The Stouffer's Inn Fire -- 8. PATH Subway Fire -- 9. The watchdogs sleep -- 10. Dragonslayers sharpen swords and pencils
Control code
ocm20595764
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780895294401
Lccn
89018239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o20595764
  • (OCoLC)20595764
Label
In the mouth of the dragon, Deborah Wallace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-222) 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
1. Elements of death -- 2. Fires : lab tests and reality -- 3. The 1975 New York Telephone Exchange Fire -- 4. The Younkers Brothers Department Store Fire -- 5. The Fort Worth Ramada Inn Fire -- 6. The MGM Grand Hotel Fire -- 7. The Stouffer's Inn Fire -- 8. PATH Subway Fire -- 9. The watchdogs sleep -- 10. Dragonslayers sharpen swords and pencils
Control code
ocm20595764
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 230 p.
Isbn
9780895294401
Lccn
89018239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o20595764
  • (OCoLC)20595764

Library Locations

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