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Environment (Object Lessons)


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Preface 1. Environmental Beginnings 2. The Stuff We Are Made Of 3. Life in a Bubble 4. Turning Petroleum into People 5. Running Out of Ink for Human Blueprints 6. Tracing Rachel Carson's Path 7. Regrettable Substitutions 8. From Tobacco to Teflon Babies 9. Yesterday's Fuel Becomes Today's Forgetfulness 10. The High Price of Meat 11. Plastic Hangover 12. Shrapnel in Human Eyes and Bodies 13. Diagnosing Humanity 14. One with the Environment Epilogue Acknowledgements Notes Index

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An object lesson on how our daily lifestyle decisions are impacting the places we occupy, our health, and humanity's prospect of survival.

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Rolf Halden, PhD, PE, is Director of the Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering, Biodesign Institute, Professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, USA.


A passionate and encompassing personal assessment of our origins and dependency on the natural world. Rolf Halden offers a dire warning grounded in his career in environmental pollution control: The world's most advanced economies can and should enact more effective policies to protect human health from the hazards of industrial chemistry. * Leland H. Hartwell, Nobel Laureate, Director of the Biodesign Pathfinder Center, Arizona State University, USA *

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