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Asbestos and Fire - a book by Maines, Rachel

Asbestos and Fire

Technological Tradeoffs and the Body at Risk

Asbestos and Fire( )
Author: Maines, Rachel
ISBN:978-0-8135-6472-2
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Rutgers University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.95
Book Description:

This thought-provoking and controversial book challenges the recent vilification of asbestos by providing a historical perspective on Americans' changing perceptions about risk. Rachel Maines suggests that the very success of asbestos and other fire-prevention technologies in containing deadly blazes has led to a sort of historical amnesia about the very risks they were supposed to reduce. Asbestos and Fire is an important contribution to a larger debate that considers how...
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Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Fire Science
Technology & Engineering / Materials Science
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.57 Inches
Book Weight:1.25 Pounds

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