Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places by Andrew BlackwellVisit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places by Andrew Blackwell

Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places

byAndrew Blackwell

Paperback | May 28, 2013

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For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth-Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. It's rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada's oil sand strip mines, or to set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.

Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it's time to start appreciating our planet as-is-not as we wish it to be. Equal parts travelogue, expose environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogue's gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer-and approaches a deeper understanding of what's really happening to our planet in the process.

ANDREW BLACKWELL is a journalist and filmmaker. He is a 2011 Fellow in Nonfiction Literature from the New York Foundation of the Arts. Visit Sunny Chernobyl is his first book. He lives in New York City.
Title:Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted PlacesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.54 × 5.56 × 0.84 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:Rodale BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623360269

ISBN - 13:9781623360269

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from great topic but writing is poor What a superb idea for a book. Sadly, the writing lets us all down. The author visits the most polluted places on the planet and not just Chernobyl. All the places end up sounding the same as Andrew Blackwell seems unable to understand you need photos to add to your lengthy often sonorous explanations. Anyway, needed a more humorous writer to inject some life into the text. Not that the subject is worth laughing about but come on, the irony and pathos is there to make this a far more engaging read.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I absolutely enjoyed the book from cover to cover. I really loved the humility of the author's storytelling... Especially his depictions of the people in their living environments.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read This book was a fantastic read. It is not a book about saving the environment but more a book of adventures in the worlds most polluted places. This book made me laugh and I could not put it down
Date published: 2012-12-26

Editorial Reviews

"A darkly comic romp." -Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer, The New Yorker

"An environmentalist book that avoids the usual hyperventilation, upending stubborn myths with prosaic facts . . . Blackwell is a smart and often funny writer." -Wall Street Journal

"Witty and disturbing . . . Call this the anti-guide book." -New York Post "Required Reading"