Find Experts & Sources
SOURCES - Experts & media spokespersons
Poisoners of the Seas
Gourlay, K.A.Publisher: Zed Books, United Kingdom
Year Published: 1988
Pages: 256pp Price: $17.95 ISBN: 0-86232-686-9
Resource Type: Book
Abstract: A book that can move the reader either to depression or to anger, Poisoners of the Seas documents, in chilling detail, the ways in which the world's oceans are being poisoned by oil, toxic chemicals, mercury and other heavy metals, sewage, radioactive waste, and other pollutants and garbage. Gourlay sets out to explain what these pollutants are, what effect they have on the oceans, how they get into the sea in such quantities, and who is responsible for dumping them into the seas. Some major disasters such as the Amoco Cadiz tanker disaster are described in detail. Gourlay also sets out a program of action which could reverse the disastrous trends he documents, but, as he says, everything depends on whether we are able to mount the political pressure needed to force governments to act.
© Sources 1977-2015. The information provided is copyright and may not be reproduced in any form or by any means (whether electronic, mechanical or photographic), or stored in an electronic retrieval system, without written permission of the publisher. The content may not be resold, republished, or redistributed. Indexing and search applications by Ulli Diemer and Chris DeFreitas.
|Sources, 812A Bloor Street West, Suite 201, Toronto, ON M6G 1L9.Phone: (416) 964-7799 FAX: (416) 964-8763|