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A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community (Hardback)

Jessica Van Horssen

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ISBN 10: 0774828412 / ISBN 13: 9780774828413
Edité par University of British Columbia Press, Canada, 2016
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780774828413

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Titre : A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental ...

Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press, Canada

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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