From the book jacket:
thought of as the last great unspoiled
territory on Earth, the Arctic is in reality
home to some of the most contaminated people
and animals on the planet. Tons of dangerous
chemicals and pesticides from the United
States, Europe, and Asia are being carried
to the Arctic by northbound winds and waves
and amplified in the ocean's food web.
is not only a scientific journey, but a
personal one. Whether hunting giant bowhead...
Beyond the Book
Cone is one of the USA's premier environmental
journalists. She has nineteen years of experience
covering environmental issues and has twice won a
national award for environmental reporting.
In 1962 Rachel Carson warned of the the dangers of DDT
in Silent Spring
. Now Marla Cone warns of a far
more malignant cocktail of poisons that have already
reached crisis levels in the Arctic region.
The Arctic is the 'canary in the coal mine' for the rest...