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Born Under A Bad Sky

Notes From the Dark Side of the Earth
St. Clair, Jeffrey (Book - 2008 )
Born Under A Bad Sky
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The final section of Born Under a Bad Sky takes the volume far beyond its muckraking beginnings and underpinnings. In doing so, St. Clair has created a classic narrative of writing that simultaneously includes and transcends the best of the travel and nature writing genres. --from a review.
Authors: St. Clair, Jeffrey
Title: Born under a bad sky
notes from the dark side of the Earth
Publisher: Petrolia, Calif. : CounterPunch ; Oakland, Calif. : AK Press, 2008
Characteristics: 459 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jeffrey St. Clair
Contents: Pt. 1. Enter the dragon
Hogwash
Crude alliance
Rockin' the pipeline
The worst day of Ted Stevens' life
Cancerous air
Sweating it out
Arkansas bloodsuckers
What a miner's life is worth
The great green scare
The scourging of Willie Fontenot
Pools of fire
Bad days at Indian Point
Downwinders be damned
Nuclear saviors?
Glow river glow
The white death in Iraq
Pt. 2. Way out west
Dark mesas in an ancient light
The killing of Leroy Jackson
Anatomy of a swindle
Fear and firewood in New Mexico
Pray to play
How the west was eaten
In the realm of the grizzly kings
Yellowstone, the vision thing
Fire in the west : a triptych
The politics of timber theft
W marks the spot
Frightening tales of endangered species
Is the eagle really back?
Bill Clinton versus the spotted owl
Recount in the forests
The bear minimum
High line fever
Pt. 3. Politicians and other strangers
Glory boy and the snail darter
The nature of Ronald Reagan
Golden parachutes
Mining the politics of gold
Andrus and the bull trout
The political science of Jack Ward Thomas
Stephen Breyer and cancer bonds
Adventures in the endangered skin trade
A river runs through him
In through the out door
Leave it to Leavitt
Killing salmon with Paul O'Neill
The rise and fall of Richard Pombo
Howard's end
Suicide right on the stage
Gale Norton in slacks
Flirtations with disaster
The green imposter
Pt. 4. The beautiful and the dammed
A premature burial
Going down on the rocks in dinosaur
Summary: The final section of Born Under a Bad Sky takes the volume far beyond its muckraking beginnings and underpinnings. In doing so, St. Clair has created a classic narrative of writing that simultaneously includes and transcends the best of the travel and nature writing genres. --from a review.
ISBN: 9781904859703
1904859704
Branch Call Number: 363.700973 S77448b 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-439) and index
Subject Headings: Environmental policy United States History 21st century United States Environmental conditions History 21st century
Topical Term: Environmental policy
LCCN: 2007928473
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St. Clair provocatively lambasts the Federal government, the states, big business, and the green-washing industry in this powerfully written defense of wild spaces.


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