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Santa Bárbara’s Legacy : An Environmental History of Huancavelica, Peru (Hardcover) (Nicholas

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"In Santa Bâarbara's Legacy : an Environmental History of Huancavelica, Peru, Nicholas A. Robins presents the first comprehensive environmental history of a mercury producing region in Latin America. Tracing the origins, rise and decline of the regional population and economy from pre-history to the present, Robins explores how people's multifaceted, intimate and often toxic relationship with their environment has resulted in Huancavelica being among the most mercury-contaminated urban areas on earth. The narrative highlights issues of environmental justice and the toxic burdens that contemporary residents confront, especially many of those who live in adobe homes and are exposed to mercury, as well as lead and arsenic, on a daily basis. The work incorporates archival and printed primary sources as well as scientific research led by the author"--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 225
Genre: Science, Technology
Series Title: Brill's Series in the History of the Environment
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Nicholas A. Robins
Language: English
Street Date: May 18, 2017
TCIN: 52750021
UPC: 9789004339781
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2959
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