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Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective

edited by James Rodger Fleming and Ann Johnson
Format
Book
Published
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780822962908 (paperback : acid-free paper), 082296290X (paperback : acid-free paper)
Summary
"Toxic Airs brings together historians of medicine, environmental historians, historians of science and technology, and interdisciplinary scholars to address atmospheric issues at a spectrum of scales from body to place to planet. The chapters analyze airborne and atmospheric threats posed to humans. The contributors demonstrate how conceptions of toxicity have evolved over many centuries and how humans have both created and mitigated toxins in the air"--
Contents
  • Corrupt air, poisonous places, and the toxic breath of witches in late Medieval medicine and theology / Brenda Gardenour Walter
  • Surgeon Reginald Orton and the pathology of deadly air : the contest for context in environmental health / Christopher Hamlin
  • Better to cry than die? : the paradoxes of tear gas in the Vietnam era / Roger Eardley-Pryor
  • Toxic soldiers : chemicals and the bodies of Gulf War syndrome sufferers / Susie Kilshaw
  • Deciphering the chemistry of Los Angeles smog, 1945-1995 / Peter Brimblecombe
  • Chasing molecules : chemistry and technology for automotive emissions control / Richard Chase Dunn and Ann Johnson
  • CHESS lessons : controversy and compromise in the making of the EPA / Jongmin Lee
  • A heightened controversy : nuclear weapons testing, radioactive tracers, and the dynamic stratosphere / E. Jerry Jessee
  • Burning rain : the long-range transboundary air pollution project / Rachel Rothschild
  • Transmutation of ozone in the early 1970s / Matthias Dörries
  • Who owns the air? : contemporary art addresses the climate crisis / Andrea Polli
  • Carbon "die"-oxide : the personal and the planetary / James Rodger Fleming.
Description
xiv, 284 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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