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.



Toms River

Toms River Author Dan Fagin
ISBN-10 1610915917
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 562
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The true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and has been hailed by The New York Times as "a new classic of science reporting." Now available in paperback with a new afterword by acclaimed author Dan Fagin, the book masterfully blends hard-hitting investigative journalism, scientific discovery, and unforgettable characters. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground. The result was a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. Toms River is an epic 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.



Toms River

Toms River Author Dan Fagin
ISBN-10 9780553806533
Release 2013
Pages 538
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A Newsday investigative reporter presents a narrative account of the 1971 industrial waste dumping incident in Toms River, New Jersey, that led to a cluster of childhood cancers and culminated in decades of legal fights, a record settlement and an unprecedented government study linking pollution to illness. 15,000 first printing.



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.



Blind Faith

Blind Faith Author Joe McGinniss
ISBN-10 9781101608647
Release 2012-10-17
Pages 384
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The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream of all that money could buy. Rob Marshall was the big breadwinner, king of the country club set. Maria Marshall was his stunningly beautiful wife and the perfect mom to their three great kids. Then one night Rob, his head bloodied, reported Maria had been brutally slain. Sympathy poured in—until disquieting facts began to surface…and the true story of adultery, gambling, drugs and murder tore the mask off Rob Marshall and the blinders off the town that thought he could do no wrong…



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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A Civil Action

A Civil Action Author Jonathan Harr
ISBN-10 9780307804785
Release 2011-08-10
Pages 512
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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall. From the Trade Paperback 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.



Devil in the Grove

Devil in the Grove Author Gilbert King
ISBN-10 9780062097712
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 464
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Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns did for the story of America’s black migration, Gilbert King’s Devil in the Grove does for this great untold story of American legal history, a dangerous and uncertain case from the days immediately before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Marshall risked his life to defend a boy slated for the electric chair—saving him, against all odds, from being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.



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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Early History of Toms River and Dover Township has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Early History of Toms River and Dover Township also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Early History of Toms River and Dover Township book for free.



The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies Author Siddhartha Mukherjee
ISBN-10 9781439170915
Release 2011-08-09
Pages 573
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An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.



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.



A River Runs Again

A River Runs Again Author Meera Subramanian
ISBN-10 9781610395311
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 352
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Crowded, hot, subject to violent swings in climate, with a government unable or unwilling to face the most vital challenges, the rich and poor increasingly living in worlds apart; for most of the world, this picture is of a possible future. For India, it is the very real present. In this lyrical exploration of life, loss, and survival, Meera Subramanian travels in search of the ordinary people and microenterprises determined to revive India's ravaged natural world: an engineer-turned-farmer brings organic food to Indian plates; villagers resuscitate a river run dry; cook stove designers persist on the quest for a smokeless fire; biologists bring vultures back from the brink of extinction; and in Bihar, one of India's most impoverished states, a bold young woman teaches adolescents the fundamentals of sexual health. While investigating these five environmental challenges, Subramanian discovers the stories that renew hope for a nation with the potential to lead India and the planet into a sustainable and prosperous future.



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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Some Account of the Presbyterian Church has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Some Account of the Presbyterian Church also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Some Account of the Presbyterian Church book for free.



Toms River Block House Fight March 24 1782

Toms River Block House Fight  March 24 1782 Author William H. Fischer
ISBN-10 OCLC:8237482
Release 1973
Pages 19
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Ada Twist Scientist

Ada Twist  Scientist Author Andrea Beaty
ISBN-10 9781613129685
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 32
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The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the ways a young scientist should. Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere have earned their places among the most beloved children’s characters, and they have inspired countless kids and adults to follow their dreams and passions. Now in her own charming and witty picture book, determined Ada Twist, with her boundless curiosity for science and love of the question “Why?,” is destined to join these two favorites. The book is the perfect tool to remind both young girls and women that they have the intelligence and perseverance to achieve their dreams.



Discovering the Medium Within

Discovering the Medium Within Author Anysia Kiel
ISBN-10 9780738736679
Release 2013
Pages 229
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Embark on a journey of psychic awakening as you witness the wondrous, dramatic, and truly beautiful moments that have shaped Anysia Kiel’s life as a psychic medium. Her powerful story is filled with miraculous spiritual encounters and personal techniques for psychic development to help you reunite with your loved ones in spirit. As a young child, Anysia was terrified of the spirits she saw everywhere—in her bedroom at night, on buses and streets, and in graveyards. But when her grandmother’s spirit reached out to her, she gained the strength and courage to begin a journey of self-discovery that forever changed her life. By using her profound gift for spirit communication and energy healing, Anysia empowers you to build spiritual relationships with your own passed-on loved ones. Discover how to communicate with deceased family members and friends through detailed exercises and techniques. Discovering the Medium Within is your key to developing your psychic abilities and finding comfort, healing, and peace from spirits. Winner of the 2014 New England Book Festival Award for Spirituality Winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Award for New Age: Non-Fiction