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Description - High Tech Trash 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597261906
ISBN-10: 1597261904
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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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