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Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis
Sandra Steingraber
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; First Trade Paper Edition edition (April 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306820757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306820755
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738213993
  • ASIN: B006CDD326
Nothing could be more important than the health of our children, and no one is better suited to examine the threats against it than Sandra Steingraber. Once called "a poet with a knife," she blends precise science with lyrical memoir. In Living Downstream she spoke as a biologist and cancer survivor; in Having Faith she spoke as an ecologist and expectant mother, viewing her own body as a habitat. Now she speaks as the scientist mother of two young children, enjoying and celebrating their lives while searching for ways to protect them--and all children--from the toxic, climate-threatened world they inhabit
Library Journal, 6/3/11
“[A] compelling and graceful call to arms…Steingraber combines the best of humorous science writers like Mary Roach with the soaring beauty of writers like Terry Tempest Williams. Fans of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation and Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed should flock to Elijah.”
The Ecologist (UK), 7/7/11
“Combining hard science with a sympathetic approach to the realities of family life; Raising Elijah is one of the most important books you’ll ever read…Meticulously researched…A genuine, all-encompassing environmental study…Raising Elijah is that rare beast that combines hard data and approachable intimacy. At heart, it is an inspirational personal journey, a tale of activism at family level. It is perhaps the most essential book a parent can read this year.”
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Fall 2011
“Steingraber speaks here as a warrior, a parent determined to protect her children—and all children—from the polluted and climate-challenged world they have inherited.”
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"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
Aldo Leopold

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