Book ID: CBB001553200

Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (2014)

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Fleming, James Rodger (Editor)
Johnson, Ann (Editor)


University of Pittsburgh Press


Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: xiv + 284 pp.; ill.; maps
Language: English

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

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Review Melanie A. Kiechle (2014) Review of "Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective". Bulletin for the History of Chemistry (p. 168). unapi

Review Caroline Williams (2015) Review of "Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective". Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology (pp. 183-184). unapi

Review Timothy Cooper (2015) Review of "Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective". Social History of Medicine (pp. 952-953). unapi

Review Thomas Le Roux (2015) Review of "Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (pp. 894-895). unapi

Review Peter Reed (2016) Review of "Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective". British Journal for the History of Science (pp. 150-151). unapi

Essay Review Guillem-Llobat, Ximo (2015) Science and the Regulation of Toxicants in Historical Perspective. Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (pp. 287-291). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Walter, Brenda Gardenour (2014) Corrupt Air, Poisonous Places, and the Toxic Breath of Witches in Late Medieval Medicine and Theology. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 1-22). unapi

Chapter Hamlin, Christopher S. (2014) Surgeon Reginald Orton and the Pathology of Deadly Air: The Contest for Context in Environmental Health. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 23-49). unapi

Chapter Eardley-Pryor, Roger (2014) Better to Cry Than Die? The Paradoxes of Tear Gas in the Vietnam Era. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 50-76). unapi

Chapter Kilshaw, Susie (2014) Toxic Soldiers: Chemicals and the Bodies of Gulf War Syndrome Sufferers. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 77-94). unapi

Chapter Brimblecombe, Peter (2014) Deciphering the Chemistry of Los Angeles Smog, 1945-1995. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 95-105). unapi

Chapter Dunn, Richard Chase; Johnson, Ann (2014) Chasing Molecules: Chemistry and Technology for Automotive Emissions Control. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 109-126). unapi

Chapter Lee, Jongmin (2014) CHESS Lessons: Controversy and Compromise in the Making of the EPA. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 127-151). unapi

Chapter Jessee, E. Jerry (2014) A Heightened Controversy: Nuclear Weapons Testing, Radioactive Tracers, and the Dynamic Stratosphere. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 152-180). unapi

Chapter Rothschild, Rachel (2014) Burning Rain: The Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Project. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 181-207). unapi

Chapter Dörries, Matthias (2014) The Transmutation of Ozone in the Early 1970s. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 208-229). unapi

Chapter Polli, Andrea (2014) Who Owns the Air? Contemporary Art Addresses the Climate Crisis. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 230-251). unapi

Chapter Fleming, James Rodger (2014) Carbon “die”-Oxide: the Personal and The Planetary. In: Toxic Airs: Body, Place, Planet in Historical Perspective (pp. 252-270). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Le Roux, Thomas
Boudia, Soraya
Jas, Nathalie
Yaqub, Salim
Alagona, Peter S.
Markowitz, Gerald E.
Journals
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Environmental History
Social Studies of Science
Publishers
University of California Press
Duke University Press
University of Massachusetts Press
Pickering & Chatto
Penguin
Oxford University Press
Concepts
Science and politics
Pollution
Environmentalism
Toxicology
Public health
Environmental pollution
People
Carson, Rachel Louise
Smith, Robert Angus
Places
United States
France
Germany
South Africa
Vietnam
West Indies
Times
20th century, late
19th century
18th century
21st century
20th century
Institutions
United States. Environmental Protection Agency
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