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Toxic archipelago
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This fascinating environmental history of Japan examines how traditions and practices in several industries -- from raising silkworms to mining lead and coal to refining petroleum -- have affected the health of workers and those who have lived in these toxic landscapes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword: the pain of a poisoned world
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction: Knowing Nature
  2. pp. 3-21
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  1. 1. The Agency of Insects
  2. pp. 22-44
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  1. 2. The Agency of Chemicals
  2. pp. 45-70
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  1. 3. Copper Mining and Ecological Collapse
  2. pp. 71-107
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  1. 4. Engineering Pain in the Jinzū River Basin
  2. pp. 108-136
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  1. 5. Mercury’s Offspring
  2. pp. 137-175
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  1. 6. Hell at the Hojo Colliery
  2. pp. 176-210
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 211-224
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 225-250
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 251-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-284
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