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Blackwell, Andrew, 1972-
Visit sunny Chernobyl : and other adventures in the world's most polluted places / Andrew Blackwell
New York : Rodale, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  G156.5.E58 .B52 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Tourism -- Environmental aspects
Physical Description xiii, 306 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes index
Contents 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
Summary 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--not as we wish it would 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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