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The Resource The people's republic of chemicals, by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs

The people's republic of chemicals, by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs

Label
The people's republic of chemicals
Title
The people's republic of chemicals
Statement of responsibility
by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Maverick environmental writers William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs follow up their acclaimed Smogtown with a provocative examination of China's ecological calamity already imperiling a warming planet. Toxic smog most people figured was obsolete needlessly kills as many as died in the 9/11 attacks every day, while sometimes Grand Canyon-sized drifts of industrial particles aloft on the winds rain down ozone and waterway-poisoning mercury in America. In vivid, gonzo prose blending first-person reportage with exhaustive research and a sense of karma, Kelly and Jacobs describe China's ancient love affair with coal, Bill Clinton's blunders cutting free-trade deals enabling the US to "export" manufacturing emissions to Asia in a shift that pilloried the West's middle class, Communist Party manipulation of eco-statistics, the horror of cancer villages, the deception of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and spellbinding peasant revolts against cancer-spreading plants involving thousands in mostly-censored melees. Ending with China's monumental coal-bases decried by climatologists as a global warming dagger, The People's Republic of Chemicals names and emphasizes humanity over bloodless statistics in a classic sure to ruffle feathers as an indictment of money as the real green that not even Al Gore can deny."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1953-
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Kelly, William J.
Dewey number
363.739/20951
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TD883.7.C6
LC item number
K45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jacobs, Chip
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  • Air
  • Air quality
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental management
  • Economic development
  • Climatic changes
  • China
  • Air
  • Air quality
  • Climatic changes
  • Ecology
  • Economic development
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policy
  • China
Label
The people's republic of chemicals, by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In title the word China is hidden by the image of smog
  • "A genuine Vireo/Rare Bird book."
  • Map located on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: China or choke -- The empire center -- Fire & coal -- The Middle Kingdom regained -- "Faster steps" amid the smog -- Making hay in Arkansas -- Particle dawn -- Full body backlash -- Hu's green washout -- When peasants attack -- Blue sky, dark death -- Potemkin village or gold medal miracle? -- Tweets for the wheezy -- "Greyjing's" last straw -- Detroit East -- Drift & decline -- Ringing the bell -- "Money in the ground" -- Epilogue: Looking for Confucius
Control code
ocn871211611
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781940207254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871211611
  • (Sirsi) a1863921
Label
The people's republic of chemicals, by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs
Publication
Note
  • In title the word China is hidden by the image of smog
  • "A genuine Vireo/Rare Bird book."
  • Map located on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: China or choke -- The empire center -- Fire & coal -- The Middle Kingdom regained -- "Faster steps" amid the smog -- Making hay in Arkansas -- Particle dawn -- Full body backlash -- Hu's green washout -- When peasants attack -- Blue sky, dark death -- Potemkin village or gold medal miracle? -- Tweets for the wheezy -- "Greyjing's" last straw -- Detroit East -- Drift & decline -- Ringing the bell -- "Money in the ground" -- Epilogue: Looking for Confucius
Control code
ocn871211611
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781940207254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871211611
  • (Sirsi) a1863921

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