Full Body Burden

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 144810467X
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (448 users)

Download or read book Full Body Burden written by Kristen Iversen and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-07-05 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the early 1950s. Kristen Iversen is enjoying a carefree childhood surrounded by desert and mountains. But just a few miles down the road, the US government decides to build a secret nuclear weapons facility at Rocky Flats. Kirsten and her siblings jump streams, ride horses, live a happy outdoors life. But beneath this veneer her family is quietly falling apart. Her father drinks, her mother copes. And in a series of fires, accidents and other catastrophic leaks, Rocky Flats nuclear plant is spewing an invisible cocktail of the most dangerous substances on earth into this pristine landscape. The ground, the air and the water are all alive with radiation. The years that follow will bring protests, investigations, denials, cover-ups, threats and lies. And then, one after another, people start to fall ill.

Doom with a View

Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
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ISBN : 1682753158
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (682 users)

Download or read book Doom with a View written by Kristen Iversen and published by Fulcrum Publishing. This book was released on 2020-08-14 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tucked up against the Rocky Mountains, just west of Denver, sits the remnants of one of the most notorious nuclear weapons sites in North America: Rocky Flats. With a history of environmental catastrophes, political neglect, and community-wide health crises, this site represents both one of the darkest and most controversial chapters in our nation's history, and also a conundrum on repurposing lands once considered lost. As the crush of encroaching residential areas close in on this site and the generation of Rocky Flats workers passes on, the memory of Rocky Flats is receding from the public mind; yet the need to responsibly manage the site, and understand the consequences of forty years of plutonium production and contamination, must be a part of every decision for the land's future.

Molly Brown

Publisher : Big Earth Publishing
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ISBN : 9781555662370
Pages : 294 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (662 users)

Download or read book Molly Brown written by Kristen Iversen and published by Big Earth Publishing. This book was released on 1999 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inaccurately portrayed by Hollywood as a vulgarian, reveals the true nature of the Titanic survivor, philanthropist, and social reformer who fought for women's, children's, labor, and race equality causes and challenged her church on social issues.

Shakespeare Would Cry

Publisher : Lennex
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ISBN : 9785458816410
Pages : 44 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (816 users)

Download or read book Shakespeare Would Cry written by Sebastian Spurr and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-04 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.


Publisher : Portobello Books
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ISBN : 1846276276
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (846 users)

Download or read book Fallout written by Fred Pearce and published by Portobello Books. This book was released on 2018-06-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At a moment when a new generation of power stations and weapons are being developed, Fallout is a measured and fascinating exploration of our most misunderstood energy source and asks: what can we learn from our past mistakes, and what role should nuclear play in our future? Hiroshima. Bikini Atoll. Windscale. Chernobyl. Fukushima. These names no longer denote a place, but a disaster. In a few syllables, they evoke the heights of human ingenuity clashing with the worst of human error. Individually, each place has its own sobering story to tell; together, they form a timeline of the nuclear age. In this compelling and deeply researched book, Fred Pearce investigates the greatest nuclear incidents and accidents of the past 80 years by visiting their now iconic landscapes. He tours former power stations and abandoned testing sites in the company of scientists and engineers, and in previously toxic wastelands, where radioactive wolves now stalk the streets and genetically-malformed flora blooms, he witnesses the surprising resilience of nature. As well as the physical legacy, Pearce also considers the psychological impact of these disasters. Amid rumours of state cover-ups, corporate deception, and hushed-up medical epidemics, Pearce weighs the evidence on either side of the argument to disentangle the facts from the fear.

Restoring Layered Landscapes

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ISBN : 0190240326
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book Restoring Layered Landscapes written by Marion Hourdequin and published by . This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Restoring Layered Landscapes brings together historians, geographers, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scholars to explore ecological restoration in landscapes with complex histories shaped by ongoing interactions between humans and nature. For many decades, ecological restoration - particularly in the United States - focused on returning degraded sites to conditions that prevailed prior to human influence. This model has been broadened in recent decades, and restoration now increasingly focuses on the recovery of ecological functions and processes rather than on returning a site to a specific historical state. Nevertheless, neither the theory nor the practice of restoration has fully come to terms with the challenges of restoring layered landscapes, where nature and culture shape one another in deep and ongoing relationships. Former military and industrial sites provide paradigmatic examples of layered landscapes. Many of these sites are not only characterized by natural ecosystems worth preserving and restoring, but also embody significant political, social, and cultural histories. This volume grapples with the challenges of restoring and interpreting such complex sites: What should we aim to restore in such places? How can restoration adequately take the legacies of human use into account? Should traces of the past be left on the landscape, and how can interpretive strategies be creatively employed to make visible the complex legacies of an open pit mine or chemical weapons manufacturing plant? Restoration aims to create new value, but not always without loss. Restoration often disrupts existing ecosystems, infrastructure, and artifacts. The chapters in this volume consider what restoration can tell us more generally about the relationship between continuity and change, and how the past can and should inform our thinking about the future. These insights, in turn, will help foster a more thoughtful approach to human-environment relations in an era of unprecedented anthropogenic global environmental change.

The Temporalities of Waste

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000209075
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book The Temporalities of Waste written by Fiona Allon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the complex and unpredictable temporalities of waste. Reflecting on waste in the context of sustainability, materiality, social practices, subjectivity and environmental challenges, the book covers a wide range of settings, from the municipal garbage crisis in Beirut, to food rescue campaigns in Hong Kong and the toxic by-products of computer chip production in Silicon Valley. Waste is one of the most pressing issues of the day, central to environmental challenges and the development of healthier and more sustainable futures. The emergence of the new field of discard studies, in addition to expanding research across other disciplines within the social sciences, is testament to the centrality of waste as a crucial social, material and cultural problem and to the need for multi- and transdisciplinary approaches like those provided in this volume. This edited collection seeks to develop a framework that understands the material properties of different kinds of waste, not as fixed, stable or singular but asdynamic, relational and often invisible. It brings together new and cutting-edge research on the temporalities of waste by a diverse range of international authors. Collectively, this research presents a persuasive argument about the need to give more credence to the capacities of waste to provoke us in materially and temporally complex ways, especially those substances that complicate our understandings of life as bounded duration. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the environmental humanities, cultural studies, anthropology and human geography.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN : 1483381544
Pages : 4072 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (483 users)

Download or read book The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society written by Robert W. Kolb and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2018-03-27 with total page 4072 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition explores current topics, such as mass social media, cookies, and cyber-attacks, as well as traditional issues including accounting, discrimination, environmental concerns, and management. The new edition also includes an in-depth examination of current and recent ethical affairs, such as the dangerous work environments of off-shore factories for Western retailers, the negligence resulting in the 2010 BP oil spill, Apple’s exploitation of outdated tax code, the gender wage gap, the minimum wage debate and increasing income disparity and the unparalleled level of debt in the U.S. and other countries with the challenges it presents to many societies and the considerable impact on the ethics of intergenerational wealth transfers. Key features include: seven volumes, with more than 1,200 signed entries by significant figures in the field cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources Thematic Reader’s Guide groups related entries by general topics Index allows for thorough browse-and-search capabilities in the electronic edition.

Energy Technology

Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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ISBN : 1642822647
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (642 users)

Download or read book Energy Technology written by The New York Times Editorial Staff and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2019-07-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How we harvest and consume energy is one of the most important topics of our time. Solar, wind, coal, oil: energy sources drive industries, innovation, market economies, and global societies, but they also have lasting impacts on our environment. The New York Times' reporting on energy technologies collected in this volume highlight the exciting advances in cutting edge energy production and the political debates around energy that will impact generations to come. Features such as media literacy terms and questions challenge readers beyond the text.

Remembering the Cold War

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317912594
Pages : 260 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Remembering the Cold War written by David Lowe and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-21 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Remembering the Cold War examines how, more than two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cold War legacies continue to play crucial roles in defining national identities and shaping international relations around the globe. Given the Cold War’s blurred definition – it has neither a widely accepted commencement date nor unanimous conclusion - what is to be remembered? This book illustrates that there is, in fact, a huge body of ‘remembrance,’ and that it is more pertinent to ask: what should be included and what can be overlooked? Over five sections, this richly illustrated volume considers case studies of Cold War remembering from different parts of the world, and engages with growing theorisation in the field of memory studies, specifically in relation to war. David Lowe and Tony Joel afford careful consideration to agencies that identify with being ‘victims’ of the Cold War. In addition, the concept of arenas of articulation, which envelops the myriad spaces in which the remembering, commemorating, memorialising, and even revising of Cold War history takes place, is given prominence.

Organizational Generativity

Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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ISBN : 1848554893
Pages : 504 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (848 users)

Download or read book Organizational Generativity written by and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2013-12-05 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume aims to solicit new tools and insights for expanding state-of-the-art applications of Appreciative Inquiry. It revolves around three fundamental aspects of organizational generativity, namely: generative knowledge and organizational life, collective action and the appreciative inquiry summit, and sustainable inter-generative dynamics.

How We Forgot the Cold War

Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 0520271416
Pages : 376 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (52 users)

Download or read book How We Forgot the Cold War written by Jon Wiener and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Here's a book that would've split the sides of Thucydides. Wiener's magical mystery tour of Cold War museums is simultaneously hilarious and the best thing ever written on public history and its contestation." --Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz "Jon Wiener, an astute observer of how history is perceived by the general public, shows us how official efforts to shape popular memory of the Cold War have failed. His journey across America to visit exhibits, monuments, and other historical sites, demonstrates how quickly the Cold War has faded from popular consciousness. A fascinating and entertaining book." --Eric Foner, author of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 "In How We Forgot the Cold War, Jon Wiener shows how conservatives tried--and failed--to commemorate the Cold War as a noble victory over the global forces of tyranny, a 'good war' akin to World War II. Displaying splendid skills as a reporter in addition to his discerning eye as a scholar, this historian's travelogue convincingly shows how the right sought to extend its preferred policy of 'rollback' to the arena of public memory. In a country where historical memory has become an obsession, Wiener's ability to document the ambiguities and absences in these commemorations is an unusual accomplishment." --Rick Perlstein, author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America "In this terrific piece of scholarly journalism, Jon Wiener imaginatively combines scholarship on the Cold War, contemporary journalism, and his own observations of various sites commemorating the era to describe both what they contain and, just as importantly, what they do not. By interrogating the standard conservative brand of American triumphalism, Wiener offers an interpretation of the Cold War that emphasizes just how unnecessary the conflict was and how deleterious its aftereffects have really been."--Ellen Schrecker, author of Many Are The Crimes: McCarthyism in America

Legendary Locals of Arvada

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
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ISBN : 1439649200
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

Download or read book Legendary Locals of Arvada written by Tanya Long and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2015-01-19 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unique characters have always made up the landscape of Arvada. Pioneers, ranchers and farmers, business leaders, community-minded individuals, doctors, sports figures, and even a Broadway star have all called home the city on a bluff overlooking Clear Creek. Benjamin Wadsworth was not only one of Arvada’s founding fathers but also the town’s first postmaster, and he donated many parcels of land for schools and churches to be built in the burgeoning town. Lloyd King, in 1947, opened the first King Soopers grocery store in Arvada. From this one small market grew an empire of more than 100 King Soopers stores in Colorado. Popular radio personality Irv Brown is known as “Denver’s go-to guy” for sports talk. Brown coached at Arvada High School during the 1960s, leading the Redskins to 10 conference football titles and one state championship. And two-time Cy Young Award–winner Roy Halladay honed his baseball skills in Arvada as a youth. The starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies graduated from Arvada West High School in 1995. From Louis Ralston’s discovery of gold in 1850 along the creek that bears his name, to the present day sprawling suburb, Arvada’s people have helped make the town a jewel of the Centennial State.

The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 100063440X
Pages : 587 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 ( users)

Download or read book The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature written by Douglas A. Vakoch and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-19 with total page 587 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature explores the interplay between the domination of nature and the oppression of women, as well as liberatory alternatives, bringing together essays from leading academics in the field to facilitate cutting-edge critical readings of literature. Covering the main theoretical approaches and key literary genres of the area, this volume includes: • Examination of ecofeminism through the literatures of a diverse sampling of languages, including Hindi, Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish; native speakers of Tamil, Vietnamese, Turkish, Slovene, and Icelandic. • Analysis of core issues and topics, offering innovative approaches to interpreting literature, including: activism, animal studies, cultural studies, disability, gender essentialism, hegemonic masculinity, intersectionality, material ecocriticism, postcolonialism, posthumanism, postmodernism, race, and sentimental ecology. • Surveys key periods and genres of ecofeminism and literary criticism, including chapters on Gothic, Romantic, and Victorian literatures, children and young adult literature, mystery, and detective fictions, including interconnected genres of climate fiction, science fiction, and fantasy, and distinctive perspectives provided by travel writing, autobiography, and poetry. This collection explores how each of ecofeminism’s core concerns can foster a more emancipatory literary theory and criticism, now and in the future. This comprehensive volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of literature, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, gender studies, and the environmental humanities.

Unchecked Corporate Power

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317360532
Pages : 212 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Unchecked Corporate Power written by Gregg Barak and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-02-03 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why are crimes of the suite punished more leniently than crimes of the street? When police killings of citizens go unpunished, political torture is sanctioned by the state, and the financial frauds of Wall Street traders remain unprosecuted, nothing succeeds with such regularity as the active failures of national states to obstruct the crimes of the powerful. Written from the perspective of global sustainability and as an unflinching and unforgiving exposé of the full range of the crimes of the powerful, Unchecked Corporate Power reveals how legalized authorities and political institutions charged with the duty of protecting citizens from law-breaking and injurious activities have increasingly become enablers and colluders with the very enterprises they are obliged to regulate. Here, Gregg Barak explains why the United States and other countries are duplicitous in their harsh reactions to street crimes in comparison to the significantly more harmful and far-reaching crimes of the powerful, and why the crimes of the powerful are treated as beyond incrimination. What happens to nations that surrender ever-growing economic and political power to the globally super rich and the mammoth multinational corporations they control? And what can people from around the world do to resist the criminality and victimization perpetrated by multinationals, and generated by the prevailing global political economy? Barak examines an array of multinational crimes—corporate, environmental, financial, and state—and their state-legal responses, and outlines policies and strategies for revolutionizing these contradictory relations of capital reproduction, criminality, and unsustainability.

A Research Agenda for Military Geographies

Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
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ISBN : 1786438879
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book A Research Agenda for Military Geographies written by Rachel Woodward and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2019 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Research Agenda for Military Geographies explores how military activities and phenomena are shaped by geography, and how geographies are in turn shaped by military practices. A variety of future research agendas are mapped out, examining the questions faced by geographers when studying the military and its effects.

The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317665414
Pages : 850 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics written by Benjamin Hale and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-29 with total page 850 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written for a wide range of readers in environmental science, philosophy, and policy-oriented programs The Routledge Companion to Environmental Ethics is a landmark, comprehensive reference work in this interdisciplinary field. Not merely a review of theoretical approaches to the ethics of the environment, the Companion focuses on specific environmental problems and other concrete issues. Its 65 chapters, all appearing in print here for the first time, have been organized into the following eleven parts: I. Animals II. Land III. Water IV. Climate V. Energy and Extraction VI. Cities VII. Agriculture VIII. Environmental Transformation IX. Policy Frameworks and Response Measures X. Regulatory Tools XI. Advocacy and Activism The volume not only explains the nuances of important core philosophical positions, but also cuts new pathways for the integration of important ethical and policy issues into environmental philosophy. It will be of immense help to undergraduate students and other readers coming up to the field for the first time, but also serve as a valuable resource for more advanced students as well as researchers who need a trusted resource that also offers fresh, policy-centered approaches.