Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

Paperback | April 23, 2013

bySandra Steingraber

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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

Each chapter of this engaging and unique book focuses on one inevitable ingredient of childhood--everything from pizza to laundry to homework to the "Big Talk"--and explores the underlying social, political, and ecological forces behind it. Through these everyday moments, Steingraber demonstrates how closely the private, intimate world of parenting connects to the public world of policy-making and how the ongoing environmental crisis is, fundamentally, a crisis of family life.

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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 eco...

Sandra Steingraber, PhD, biologist, activist, and author, is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College in New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306820757

ISBN - 13:9780306820755

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Rethinking Schools, Fall 2012 “A personal, poignant, and angry book that chronicles Steingraber's efforts to defend her—and everyone's—children against the manufactured toxins that insinuate themselves into our lives. This is not so much a handbook to protect one's own child as it is a call to collective action to protect all our children.”Named to Saratoga Living's “Good Reads for 2013: A Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers” listWildlife Activist, Autumn 2012 “A thought provoking and interesting book about the environmental challenges of our dayMeticulously researchedEveryone who cares about the future of children should read this book.”E: The Environmental Magazine, February 2013 “[Steingraber] is the Rachel Carson of our timeShe is a biologist who crusades against chemicals [and] an author who writes eloquently about their consequences.”Energy Times (website), 5/6/13 “Steingraber's lyrical prose alternates between domestic affairs and those of wider scopeRaising Elijah is a tribute to the joys of home—and a call to action.”Bellingham Herald, 5/12/13 “An informative and entertaining book.”