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Dirty Words: Writings on the History and Culture of Pollution.

Bradby, Hannah

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ISBN 10: 1853830798 / ISBN 13: 9781853830792
Verlag: Earthscan, London, 1991
Gebraucht Zustand: Good Soft cover
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ix 166p paperback, a very good copy from a Cambridge college library, clean. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 161231

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Titel: Dirty Words: Writings on the History and ...

Verlag: Earthscan, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: Soft cover


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A collection of entertaining and provocative essays on the culture and history of pollution. Each piece challenges the reader to take a closer look at the current boom in environmental concern. It questions why we decided to saturate our land in pesticides, how a particular panda came to be redesigned to sell the environment as a serious concern and how the whale became a cuddly toy. The book also examines pollution in literature - the famous fogs of Sherlock Holmes and the LA smogs of Raymond Chandler's detective stories. The essays cover the past, present and theorize about what we can look forward to.

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