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Visit sunny Chernobyl : and other adventures in the world's most polluted places / Andrew Blackwell.

By: Blackwell, Andrew, 1972-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Random House, 2012Description: xiii, 306 pages : maps. ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781847946225 (pbk.); 1847946224 (pbk.).Subject(s): Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Organic living | Pollution | Human ecologyDDC classification: 363.73
Contents:
Visit Sunny Chernobyl: day trips through a radioactive wonderland -- The great black North: oil sands mining in Northern Alberta -- Refineryville: Port Arthur, Texas and the invention of oil -- The eighth continent: sailing the Great Pacific garbage patch -- Soymageddon: deforestation in the Amazon -- In search of sad coal man: E-waste, coal, and other treasures of China -- The gods of sewage: downstream on India's most polluted river.
Visit sunny Chernobyl --The great black north -- Refineryville -- The eighth continent -- Soymageddon --In search of sad coal man -- The god's of sewage.
Summary: The lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines. A vast vortex of plastic floating endlessly around the Pacific. An eerily abandoned town square in a radioactive Ukrainian wilderness. These are places the tourist boards would rather you didn't see. The places that don't show up in any guide books. And the places that, six years ago, journalist and film-maker Andrew Blackwell set out to explore. Visit Sunny Chernobylis the wry, funny, sometimes poignant tale of his trip through the world's most degraded environments.
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"The lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines. A vast vortex of plastic floating endlessly around the Pacific. An eerily abandoned town square in a radioactive Ukrainian wilderness. These are places the tourist boards would rather you didn't see. The places that don't show up in any guide books. And the places that, six years ago, journalist and film-maker Andrew Blackwell set out to explore. Visit Sunny Chernobyl is the wry, funny, sometimes poignant tale of his trip through the world's most degraded environments."

Includes index.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl: day trips through a radioactive wonderland -- The great black North: oil sands mining in Northern Alberta -- Refineryville: Port Arthur, Texas and the invention of oil -- The eighth continent: sailing the Great Pacific garbage patch -- Soymageddon: deforestation in the Amazon -- In search of sad coal man: E-waste, coal, and other treasures of China -- The gods of sewage: downstream on India's most polluted river.

Visit sunny Chernobyl --The great black north -- Refineryville -- The eighth continent -- Soymageddon --In search of sad coal man -- The god's of sewage.

The lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines. A vast vortex of plastic floating endlessly around the Pacific. An eerily abandoned town square in a radioactive Ukrainian wilderness. These are places the tourist boards would rather you didn't see. The places that don't show up in any guide books. And the places that, six years ago, journalist and film-maker Andrew Blackwell set out to explore. Visit Sunny Chernobylis the wry, funny, sometimes poignant tale of his trip through the world's most degraded environments.

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