Toms River

Toms River Author Dan Fagin
ISBN-10 9780345538611
Release 2013-03-19
Pages 560
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town’s namesake river. In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn’t want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS “A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Emperor of All Maladies “A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller.”—NPR “Unstoppable reading.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Meticulously researched and compellingly recounted . . . It’s every bit as important—and as well-written—as A Civil Action and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—The Star-Ledger “Fascinating . . . a gripping environmental thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An honest, thoroughly researched, intelligently written book.”—Slate “[A] hard-hitting account . . . a triumph.”—Nature “Absorbing and thoughtful.”—USA Today From the Hardcover edition.



Along the Toms River

Along the Toms River Author Ocean County Historical Society
ISBN-10 0738512974
Release 2003-08-01
Pages 128
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This fascinating visual history features more than two hundred carefully selected photographs that together document the people, places, and events that have defined the city of Toms River and the surrounding area. Located on the banks of the river of the same name, Toms River was first settled in the early 1700s by loggers drawn to the dense forests on the river's banks. During the American Revolution, the village was a constant thorn in the side of the British, and it was attacked and burned to the ground in 1783. The arrival of the railroads in the late 1800s ushered in a new age of expansion which, spurred on by the construction of the Garden State Parkway in the decade after World War II, continues to this day.



The Capture of the Block House at Toms River New Jersey March 24 1782

The Capture of the Block House at Toms River  New Jersey  March 24  1782 Author William Scudder Stryker
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101065096446
Release 1888
Pages 32
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Light List 2011 V 2 Atlantic Coast Toms River New Jersey to Little River South Carolina

Light List  2011  V  2  Atlantic Coast  Toms River  New Jersey to Little River  South Carolina Author U S Coast Guard
ISBN-10 0160871131
Release 2011-03
Pages 398
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Contains a list of lights, sound signals, buoys, daybeacons, and other aids to navigation.



Who Founded Toms River N J

Who Founded Toms River  N J Author June Daye
ISBN-10 OCLC:26139649
Release 1941
Pages 12
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Der Gulag

Der Gulag Author Anne Applebaum
ISBN-10 3442153506
Release 2005
Pages 732
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Statistical Profile Lakewood Toms River N J

Statistical Profile  Lakewood Toms River  N J Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:798587626
Release 1962
Pages 16
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Some Account of the Presbyterian Church

Some Account of the Presbyterian Church    Author Presbyterian Church (Toms River, N.J.)
ISBN-10 COLUMBIA:CR60110953
Release 1885
Pages 47
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Along the Toms River

Along the Toms River Author
ISBN-10 1531608752
Release 2003-09
Pages 130
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This fascinating visual history features more than two hundred carefully selected photographs that together document the people, places, and events that have defined the city of Toms River and the surrounding area. Located on the banks of the river of the same name, Toms River was first settled in the early 1700s by loggers drawn to the dense forests on the river's banks. During the American Revolution, the village was a constant thorn in the side of the British, and it was attacked and burned to the ground in 1783. The arrival of the railroads in the late 1800s ushered in a new age of expansion which, spurred on by the construction of the Garden State Parkway in the decade after World War II, continues to this day.



Toms River was in Flames

Toms River was in Flames Author Nicholas F. Rakoncza
ISBN-10 OCLC:166881378
Release 2005
Pages 80
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The story of the 1782 attack on the village of Toms River, New Jersey during the American Revolution with observation and statements by some of the participants.



Pictorial Past of Toms River

Pictorial Past of Toms River Author Dover Township Bi-Centennial Commission
ISBN-10 OCLC:10417167
Release 1967
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Early History of Toms River and Dover Township

Early History of Toms River and Dover Township Author Pauline S. Miller
ISBN-10 OCLC:4526708
Release 1967
Pages 29
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Our Toms River

Our Toms River Author Alfonso J. Gallo
ISBN-10 OCLC:49032068
Release 1982
Pages 119
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Toms River

Toms River Author Steven Scott Rydarowski
ISBN-10 OCLC:666492118
Release 2010
Pages 142
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A Journal of Guidance Activities for the Toms River Regional Schools District

A Journal of Guidance Activities for the Toms River Regional Schools District Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:85841861
Release 2006
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The purpose of the Student Personnel Services Applied Thesis was to acquire research-based knowledge and practical experience of a high school guidance counselor. Research was applied through involvement in eight guidance activities conducted at Toms River High School East in Toms River, New Jersey under the supervision of Mr. John Green, Guidance Coordinator. The eight field experiences that were chosen by this writer were: (a) preparation, distribution, and collection of the High School Proficiency Assessment; (b) consultation with administration during emergency situations; (c) communication with parents/guardians through the reporting of students' academic progress; (d) development of community resources through preparation of brochure; (e) course selection and class schedules; (f) college selections and college applications; (g) individual career counseling; and (h) group conflict resolution counseling.



Origins of the Name Toms River

Origins of the Name  Toms River  Author Scott D. Peters
ISBN-10 OCLC:53711859
Release 2002
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History of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River 1858 1958

History of the Presbyterian Church of Toms River  1858 1958 Author Presbyterian Church (Toms River, N.J.)
ISBN-10 OCLC:8138270
Release 1958*
Pages 28
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