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High Tech Trash By Elizabeth Grossman

High Tech Trash by Elizabeth Grossman

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High Tech Trash Summary

High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health by Elizabeth Grossman

The Digital Age was expected to usher in an era of clean production, an alternative to smokestack industries and their pollutants. But as environmental journalist Elizabeth Grossman reveals in this penetrating analysis of high tech manufacture and disposal, digital may be sleek, but it's anything but clean. Deep within every electronic device lie toxic materials that make up the bits and bytes, a complex thicket of lead, mercury, cadmium, plastics, and a host of other often harmful ingredients. High Tech Trash is a wake-up call to the importance of the e-waste issue and the health hazards involved.

High Tech Trash Reviews

"Grossman manages to create a coherent, informative and scary narrative out of the births and deaths of electronics from TVs and cell phones to computer monitors and iPods." - WIRED NEWS "This is the dark side of Being Digital, the flip side of Wired magazine's bright outlook, and Grossman does an excellent job of exploring it." - E MAGAZINE "Informative, harrowing, and invaluable...essential for informed public discourse and action." - BOOKLIST "We depend on writers like...Elizabeth Grossman...to shake us awake, dispel the fever dream of consumerism and reveal the true cost of our love for technology and our obsession with machines and disposable goods." - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE "Lizzie Grossman is among our most intrepid environmental sleuths - here she uncovers the answer to one of the more toxic questions of our time." - BILL MCKIBBEN, AUTHOR OF THE END OF NATURE"

About Elizabeth Grossman

Elizabeth Grossman is the author of Watershed: The Undamming of America and Adventuring Along the Lewis and Clark Trail and co-editor of Shadow Cat: Encountering the American Mountain Lion. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, The Nation, Orion, High Country News, and other publications.

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GOR011125678
9781597261906
1597261904
High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health by Elizabeth Grossman
Used - Like New
Paperback
Island Press
2007-10-01
360
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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