9781623360269

Visit Sunny Chernobyl And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places

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  • ISBN13:

    9781623360269

  • ISBN10:

    1623360269

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/28/2013
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
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Summary

For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on EarthParis, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. It's rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl,Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth. Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it's time to start appreciating our planet as-isnot as we wish it to be. Equal parts travelogue, expose environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogue's gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offerand approaches a deeper understanding of what's really happening to our planet in the process.

Author Biography

ANDREW BLACKWELL is a journalist and filmmaker. He is a 2011 Fellow in Nonfiction Literature from the New York Foundation of the Arts. Visit Sunny Chernobyl is his first book. He lives in New York City.

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"A darkly comic romp."—Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer, The New Yorker

"An environmentalist book that avoids the usual hyperventilation, upending stubborn myths with prosaic facts . . . Blackwell is a smart and often funny writer."—Wall Street Journal

"Witty and disturbing . . . Call this the anti-guide book."—New York Post “Required Reading”

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