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Clearing the air : the beginning and the end of air pollution / Tim Smedley.

Smedley, Tim, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 1472953320
  • ISBN: 9781472953322
  • ISBN: 9781472953315
  • ISBN: 1472953312
  • Physical Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-312) and index.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Sustainability journalist Smedley addresses one of the biggest issues of our time in this exceedingly readable investigation of air pollution. He candidly admits his own surprise at many of the things he learns, starting with the fact that it is invisible nanoparticles from car exhaust that are "the deadliest adversary we face." As he traverses the world and observes positive transformations and inertia and worse in locations like Los Angeles and London, he relies on air-quality studies and data to prove the point that it is largely cars that have gotten into us into such dire straits. China, with its proclaimed "War on Pollution," is an unexpected bright spot (although Smedley makes it clear that they were forced into their current proactive position by catastrophic smog), while supporters of diesel fuel are going to be hard pressed to defend their position in the face of this factual onslaught. In closing, Smedley provides a way out of our international air-pollution nightmare, offering a handy "Clean Air Blueprint." This important work from a determined writer will inspire many. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tim Smedley is an award-winning sustainability journalist. After ten years in London--first as a business journalist, latterly as a freelancer writer covering the environment--he left in 2014, fleeing the polluted streets for Oxfordshire where he is now based. At first, air pollution was just another environmental story to file. But air pollution seemed to get under his skin and into his veins--literally, as it turned out--and the more he researched, the more concerned he became. Never before had an environmental story come as close to home as this.

Tim has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, New Scientist, and most recently the BBC. Clearing the Air will be his first book. / @TimSmedley

Subject: Air > Pollution.
Air > Pollution > Prevention.
Air > Pollution.
Air > Pollution > Prevention.

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