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When I saw this book, I was expecting a 10 hour lecture on how humans have destroyed the planet and how we need to run out and hug a tree. This wasn't the case at all. The author presented Chernobyl and other locations as if they were attractions worthy of a tourism pamplet at a travel center. Each location was presented in a thought provoking, descriptive and very entertaining way. It wasn't the GREATEST book I have ever listened to, but it sure was worth the time and money.
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I enjoyed listening to most of this book because I am interested in science and pollution. Also, Blackwell adds personal information and often writes in a humorous manner.
This is more than just look at the polluted sites. He interacts with the locals, all of them surprisingly adapted to living with their situations. In some places there is ongoing coverup which he tries to circumvent. In other locations the pollution is blatant and the locals are immersed in it on a daily basis.I was not aware of some sites, some sources of pollution, nor the extent of the problems. Compared to the size of the problems, there seems to be little effort to stop/clean up the messes.
I was a bit weary of it all by the time the book ended.
Ax Norman does a great narration of this material.
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