A Town Called Asbestos

A Town Called Asbestos


  • Author : Jessica van Horssen
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774828444


A Town Called Asbestos Book Description :

For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral’s devastating effects on human health. Dependent on this deadly industry for their community’s survival, the residents of Asbestos developed a unique, place-based understanding of their local environment; the risks they faced living next to the giant opencast mine; and their place within the global resource trade. This book unearths the local-global tensions that defined Asbestos’s proud and painful history to reveal the challenges similar resource communities have faced – and continue to face today....

Dustfall

Dustfall


  • Author : Michelle Johnston
  • Publisher : UWA Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742589640


Dustfall Book Description :

'Haunting and lyrical, humming with compassion and insight, Dustfall heralds the arrival of a brilliant new literary voice. Michelle Johnston is a rare talent, and this is a rare jewel of a novel.' - Kathryn Heyman Dr Raymond Filigree, running away from a disastrous medical career, mistakes an unknown name on a map for the perfect refuge. He travels to the isolated town of Wittenoom and takes charge of its small hospital, a place where no previous doctor has managed to stay longer than an eye blink. Instead of settling into a quiet, solitary life, he discovers an asbestos mining corporation with no regard for the safety of its workers and no care for the truth. Thirty years later, Dr Lou Fitzgerald stumbles across the abandoned Wittenoom Hospital. Sh...

A Town Called Asbestos

A Town Called Asbestos


  • Author : Jessica van Horssen
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774828444


A Town Called Asbestos Book Description :

For decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral’s devastating effects on human health. Dependent on this deadly industry for their community’s survival, the residents of Asbestos developed a unique, place-based understanding of their local environment; the risks they faced living next to the giant opencast mine; and their place within the global resource trade. This book unearths the local-global tensions that defined Asbestos’s proud and painful history to reveal the challenges similar resource communities have faced – and continue to face today....

Libby  Montana

Libby Montana


  • Author : Andrea Peacock
  • Publisher : Big Earth Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1555663192


Libby Montana Book Description :

In a masterpiece of investigative reporting, journalist Andrea Peacock reveals the tragic story of Libby, Montana, and the families that have been devastated by asbestos-caused lung diseases. In this seemingly idyllic town, a mountain full of vermiculite was excavated and shipped to some 200 centers all over the country to be processed into insulation and potting soil. What the miners didn't know was that there was asbestos buried in with the vermiculite....

Chrysotile Asbestos

Chrysotile Asbestos


  • Author : Dr. Maria Neira
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241564816


Chrysotile Asbestos Book Description :

Many countries have already taken action at a national level to prohibit the use of all forms of asbestos to limit exposure and so control prevent and ultimately eliminate asbestos-related diseases from which at least 107 000 people die each year globally. However there are other countries that for a range of reasons have yet to act in the same manner. With that in mind the prime intent of this publication is to assist Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) in making informed decisions about management of the health risks attached to exposure to chrysotile asbestos. The document is divided into three parts. The first part reproduces a WHO short information document for decision-makers on the elimination of asbestos-related diseases upda...

Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers

Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers


  • Author : Paul Kraus
  • Publisher : Surviving Mesothelioma
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Mesothelioma
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780977290109


Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers Book Description :

In June 1997, Paul Kraus was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a very aggressive cancer, and given only a few months to live. More than eight years later, Mr. Kraus is alive with a good quality of life having rejected surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Here, the author offers solid practical advice on: how to cope with the initial diagnosis; nutrition and diet; conventional and complementary therapies; the role of the mind in health and the principles of healing.--From publisher description....

An Air that Kills

An Air that Kills


  • Author : Francis King
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1934555274


An Air that Kills Book Description :

Mark Langworthy has just returned home after a stint as a colonial administrator in India. Once a promising writer, his dreams and idealism have been extinguished, and he returns stricken with malaria and fatigued in both body and spirit. When he meets his nephew, Paul, an ingenuous orphan of eighteen and an aspiring writer, Mark sees in the boy a chance for redemption. Over the course of an English summer they form a close though sometimes difficult friendship, but when Paul begins a love affair with one of his uncle's former acquaintances, Anne, things begin to unravel. A series of circumstances threatens the bond they have developed, and when Anne suggests that Mark's interest in Paul may not be what it seems, both Mark and Paul will have to come ...

Mill Town

Mill Town


  • Author : Kerri Arsenault
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250155955


Mill Town Book Description :

A galvanizing and powerful debut, Mill Town is an American story, a human predicament, and a moral wake-up call that asks: what are we willing to tolerate and whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival? Kerri Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault’s own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for her seemingly secure childhood. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town’s economic, physical, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastroph...

Fahrenheit 451
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Fahrenheit 451


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Genre: Book burning
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 067187229X


Fahrenheit 451 Book Description :

A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Depicts a future world in which all printed reading material is burned....