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- DescriptionFor decades, manufacturers from around the world relied on asbestos from the town of Asbestos, Quebec, to produce fire-retardant products. Then, over time, people learned about the mineral's devastating effects on human health. Dependent on this deadly industry for their community's survival, the residents of Asbestos developed a unique, place-based understanding of their local environment; the risks they faced living next to the giant opencast mine; and their place within the global resource trade. This book unearths the local-global tensions that defined Asbestos's proud and painful history to reveal the challenges similar resource communities have faced - and continue to face today.
- Author BiographyJessica van Horssen is a senior researcher in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Chester, England. Her research mainly focuses on asbestos and environmental health in Canada and along the global commodity chain. She has published in international journals on the community of Asbestos, asbestos-related disease, and changing landscapes in resource communities.
- Author(s)Jessica van Horssen
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication26/06/2016
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Series TitleNature | History | Society
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Note13 photos, 4 graphs, 3 maps
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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