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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 01 June 2011
  • ISBN : 9780674247994
  • Page : 370 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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“Slow violence” from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today.

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Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
  • Author : Rob Nixon
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780674247994
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“Slow violence” from climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Rob Nixon focuses on the inattention we have paid to the lethality of many environmental crises, in contrast with the sensational, spectacle-driven messaging that impels public activism today.

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  • Publisher : Icon Books
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27
  • ISBN : 9780309452960
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-05-26
  • ISBN : 9783642286261
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  • Release Date : 2019-04-26
  • ISBN : 9780226495859
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Nothing is as elemental, as essential to human life, as the air we breathe. Yet around the world, in rich countries and poor ones, it is quietly poisoning us. Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other ailments. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, taking

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  • Release Date : 2022-08-31
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