When the Bough Breaks...

Our children, our environment

By Laura Thomas

Edited by Lloyd Timberlake

© 2009 – Routledge

276 pages

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Paperback: 9780415852074
pub: 2013-04-12
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About the Book

TO ACCOMPANY A MAJOR ITV DOCUMENTARY We are poisoning our planet and destroying the lives of our children. In the west arguments rage over how much nuclear radiation and toxic dumping is safe, while children continue to breath filthy air and eat food full of pesticides. In the third World, over four million children die each year from drinking unclean water. Adults make the decisions but children pay the highest price. They are physically vulnerable and politically powerless. When the Bough Breaks… is about the world we are creating for our children. For too long we have used what we want from our planet now, refusing to think about the future. But it may still not be too late. The book sets out what must be done and describes how people throughout the world are uniting to clean up the mess we have made.

Table of Contents

Authors' Note Introduction: The Children Crisis 1. Children at the Centre 2. Women and Children Last 3. Polluting Posterity 4. Keeping Children Alive - from Calories to Cities 5. Medicine, Population and Power 6. Perilous Future - Global Warming and all that 7. Children and the Environment: Undervalued Resources 8. Remembering the Future References

About the Series

Environmentalism and Politics Set

Environmentalism and Politics Set

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL042000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General