When Smoke Ran Like Water
Trade Paperback · 352 Pages
$18.99 U.S. · $22.00 CAN · £12.99 U.K. · €13.99 E.U.
The National Book Award Finalist from a leading public-health expert, this is the unknown story of how … More
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About the Author
— Washington Post
When Smoke Ran Like Water is probably the most readable exposé of the hidden costs of pollution since Silent Spring…. It's chock full of square science, damning details and arresting tales…. Davis does an excellent job of exposing the game that industry and government play to avoid being accountable for killing people.
— Toronto Globe and Mail
After reading this riveting analysis of the state of the environment and its catastrophic implications for human health, you might find yourself tempted to run out into the street, grab the first strangers you see and tell them to wake the hell up.
— Time Out New York
The book is a passionate statement, but the details undergirding that passion are the stuff of sophisticated science. Sometimes, though, the passion is highly personal, and haunting.
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Devra Davis is a hero with a nose for trouble…. The beauty of this book is its ability to describe the business of epidemiology while keeping the human stories of the victims at the forefront. And she can certainly put it over.
— New Scientist
This book by Devra Davis is going to be one of those books to which I periodically return, both to enjoy her writing as well as to glean material for lectures…. All in all, this is a masterful book. I know I will visit it often, and that years from now I will think of it as highly as I do now, just after reading it.
— P. Aarne Vesilind, Bucknell University
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