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Toms River

Author : Dan Fagin
ISBN : 9780345538611
Genre : Science
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town’s namesake river. In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn’t want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS “A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Emperor of All Maladies “A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller.”—NPR “Unstoppable reading.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Meticulously researched and compellingly recounted . . . It’s every bit as important—and as well-written—as A Civil Action and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—The Star-Ledger “Fascinating . . . a gripping environmental thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An honest, thoroughly researched, intelligently written book.”—Slate “[A] hard-hitting account . . . a triumph.”—Nature “Absorbing and thoughtful.”—USA Today From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Science

Toms River

Author : Dan Fagin
ISBN : 9780553806533
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 23.4 MB
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A Newsday investigative reporter presents a narrative account of the 1971 industrial waste dumping incident in Toms River, New Jersey, that led to a cluster of childhood cancers and culminated in decades of legal fights, a record settlement and an unprecedented government study linking pollution to illness. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Toms River

Author : Dan Fagin
ISBN : 1610915917
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and has been hailed by The New York Times as "a new classic of science reporting." Now available in paperback with a new afterword by acclaimed author Dan Fagin, the book masterfully blends hard-hitting investigative journalism, scientific discovery, and unforgettable characters. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground. The result was a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. Toms River is an epic of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.
Category: Health & Fitness

Along The Toms River

Author : Ocean County Historical Society
ISBN : 0738512974
Genre : History
File Size : 61.90 MB
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This fascinating visual history features more than two hundred carefully selected photographs that together document the people, places, and events that have defined the city of Toms River and the surrounding area. Located on the banks of the river of the same name, Toms River was first settled in the early 1700s by loggers drawn to the dense forests on the river's banks. During the American Revolution, the village was a constant thorn in the side of the British, and it was attacked and burned to the ground in 1783. The arrival of the railroads in the late 1800s ushered in a new age of expansion which, spurred on by the construction of the Garden State Parkway in the decade after World War II, continues to this day.
Category: History

Blind Faith

Author : Joe McGinniss
ISBN : 9780451418135
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Reveals the truth behind the murder of Maria Marshall, the role played by her husband, Rob, and the effect of the events upon their three sons, in a story marked by gambling, drugs, debt, and infidelity.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Perfect Stranger

Author : Danielle Steel
ISBN : 9780440168720
Genre : Fiction
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A young San Francisco lawyer's life changes when he meets the perfect stranger in the beautiful Raphaella, the sheltered daughter of a European banker and restless wife of a much older man. By the author of Lightning. Reissue.
Category: Fiction

Uncle Tom S Cabin

Author : Harriet Beecher Stowe
ISBN : HARVARD:HN6IN4
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

Portraits Of The Jersey Shore

Author : Gregory Andrus
ISBN : 0999525824
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Real People. Real Stories. The Real Jersey Shore.
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Seagan Eating

Author : Amy Cramer
ISBN : 9780399176944
Genre : COOKING
File Size : 61.54 MB
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"A cheat sheet for vegans who want to stray the healthy way. If going whole-hog vegan seems too daunting or restrictive, then adopting a seagan (seafood + vegan) diet could be your golden ticket to delicious, nutritious eating. Start with a plant-based foundation and add the 'cheat' of fish several times a week for meal variety and a boost of precious omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect against heart disease, certain cancers, high cholesterol, and more. In this first-of-its-kind seagan guidebook, you'll find all the tips and tools you need to jumpstart your healthy, delicious plant-and seafood-based diet- - More than 66 simple, decadent, oil-free seagan and vegan recipes - including three weeks of menus - A buying guide to the healthiest, most sustainable seafood - Must-have kitchen staples, plus recipe hacks to make prep fast and easy - Advice for navigating today's confusing food trends, like GMOs, organic versus nonorganic, tricky ingredient labels, and 'superfoods'"
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