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The Resource Toxic archipelago : a history of industrial disease in Japan, Brett L. Walker ; foreword by Willima Cronon

Toxic archipelago : a history of industrial disease in Japan, Brett L. Walker ; foreword by Willima Cronon

Label
Toxic archipelago : a history of industrial disease in Japan
Title
Toxic archipelago
Title remainder
a history of industrial disease in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Brett L. Walker ; foreword by Willima Cronon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every person on the planet is entangled in a web of ecological relationships that link farms and factories with human consumers. Our lives depend on these relationships - and are imperiled by them as well. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago." "During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely from mines, factory sites, and rice paddies into human bodies." "Toxic Archipelago explores how toxic pollution works its way into porous human bodies and brings unimaginable pain to some of them. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins: deaths from insecticide contaminations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos." "This powerful, probing book demonstrates how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years - and how people and the environment have suffered as a consequence."--Jacket
Member of
Awards note
American Society for Environmental History George Perkins Marsh Prize, 2011
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Brett L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Occupational diseases
  • Human ecology
  • Japan
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • Ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Occupational diseases
  • Japan
  • Berufskrankheit
  • Umweltfaktor
  • Japan
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Ecological and Environmental Phenomena
  • Japan
  • HISTORY / Asia / Japan
Label
Toxic archipelago : a history of industrial disease in Japan, Brett L. Walker ; foreword by Willima Cronon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Knowing Nature -- 1. The Agency of Insects -- 2. The Agency of Chemicals -- 3. Copper Mining and Ecological Collapse -- 4. Engineering Pain in the Jinzu River Basin -- 6. Hell at the Hojo Colliery
Control code
ocn744362071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295803012
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctcbq9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744362071
Label
Toxic archipelago : a history of industrial disease in Japan, Brett L. Walker ; foreword by Willima Cronon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Knowing Nature -- 1. The Agency of Insects -- 2. The Agency of Chemicals -- 3. Copper Mining and Ecological Collapse -- 4. Engineering Pain in the Jinzu River Basin -- 6. Hell at the Hojo Colliery
Control code
ocn744362071
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295803012
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctcbq9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744362071

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