Toms River

Toms River

A Story of Science and Salvation

eBook - 2013
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ђ́Ø Winner of The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award ђ́Ø "A new classic of science reporting."--The New York TimesThe 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...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780345538611
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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juniperwind
Jun 24, 2018

Not only a harrowing tale of pollution, disease, and governmental ineptitude but also a fascinating history of epidemiology and industrial chemistry. For such thick subjects, the story is engaging, reading like a who-done-it mystery until the very end.

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jamesian
Dec 19, 2016

Tom's River describes a slow-motion pollution catastrophe unfolding over decades in New Jersey, as families of children with brain tumors slowly unfold the potential chemical contribution from a nearby facility. Author Fagin drips the science slowly into our blood as we read, feeling sick to our stomachs as we watch the paralyzed governments fail to stop pollution of water wells. Fagin is painstaking about his statistics and the evidence.

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