First Edition, so stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the mildest rubbing. Else, flawless. The Binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 205pp. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687 mi) north-north-east of Perth in the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The area around Wittenoom was mainly pastoral until the 1930s when mining began in the area. By 1939, major mining had begun in Yampire Gorge, which was subsequently closed in 1943 when mining began in Wittenoom Gorge. In 1947 a company town was built, and by the 1950s it was the Pilbara's largest town. During the 1950s and early 1960s Wittenoom was Australia's only supplier of blue asbestos. The town was shut down in 1966 due to unprofitability and growing health concerns from asbestos mining in the area. Today, three residents still live in the town, which receives no government services. The Australian Blue Asbestos Company employed 6,500 men and 500 women in the mining and milling of crocidolite at Wittenoom between 1943 and 1966. This cohort has been traced periodically for vital status and cause of death since 1975. By 1986 there had been 85 deaths from pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. No such deaths occurred within ten years of first exposure to crocidolite. A survey of dustiness in the industry conducted in 1966 has provided a basis for estimates of cumulative crocidolite exposure of the members of the cohort. Exposure-response relationships have been examined. Mesothelioma incidence rates increase exponentially with time since first exposure and also increase with intensity of exposure to crocidolite. Mathematical modelling of the relationship between mesothelioma incidence and intensity of exposure, duration of exposure and time since first exposure results in an estimate of up to 700 cases of mesothelioma in this cohort by the year 2020. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Blue Murder: Two Thousand Doomed to Die - ...
Éditeur : Macmillan of Australia: Sun Books
Date d'édition : 1989
Reliure : Paperback
Edition : First Edition, so stated.
Description du livre Sun Books, South Melbourne, 1989. soft cover. No Jacket. 1st edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a map. 20 cm. X, 205 pages VG. Very good condition with light shelf wear to covers, remainder mark on top page edges. N° de réf. du libraire 47930
Description du livre Sun Books, Melbourne, 1989. Paperback. État : Near Fine. 1st Printing of 1st Edition. A firm clean straight book. N° de réf. du libraire 033639
Description du livre Sun Books, South Melbourne, 1989. Softcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket. Photographic (illustrateur). First Edition. Inscribed by Author. X, 206 pages, with a chronology, and index. Photographic illustrated softcover binding, slightly rubbed on the top edge of the front panel and at the bottom corner of the same. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, and with a map. There is even a photograph of Rolf Harris who actually worked at the mine in 1948. Previous owner's name on the 1st page, along with the author's signature and an inscription from him dated 2002. "Long lost documents prove that the men who ran that mine -- one of Australia's largest public companies -- were aware from the start of the terrible dangers of blue asbestos. They did too little, too late, to protect their workers, as did the government, which should have been the watchdog. It was a conspiracy of silence. Blues Murder tells the story of the mine, the migrants who were press-ganged into working there, the danger warnings that were ignored, the export of the lethal blue asbestos all over the world." -- Rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Australia; Law & Criminal Studies. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 072510581X. ISBN/EAN: 9780725105815. Inventory No: 0248286. Post will be reduced to $7.80 for posting inside Australia, at the time of processing the order. N° de réf. du libraire 0248286