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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 Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This engaging book will appeal to people interested in the town of Asbestos and its complicated past, advocacy groups that work in the area of asbestos regulation, the mining industry, and anyone interested in environmental history, labour history, Canadian history, and the history of health and medicine. 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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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.

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A mining town’s proud and painful history is unearthed to reveal the challenges a resource community faced in a globalized world.

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