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Polluting For Pleasure

Mele, Andre *Author SIGNED/INSCRIBED!*

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ISBN 10: 0393035107 / ISBN 13: 9780393035100
Editorial: W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 1993
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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(full book description) W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY, 1993. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=5.5"x8.5", 224pgs(Index). SIGNED, INSCRIBED by Author on Half Title Page, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0393035107 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería CONROY221581I

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Título: Polluting For Pleasure

Editorial: W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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In the tradition of Silent Spring and Unsafe at Any Speed comes this frightening, landmark environmental study. The message: seemingly innocuous recreational boats, particularly outboards, are polluting as much as all the cars and trucks in America; and the marine industry has been holding its breath, hoping that nobody notices. Polluting for Pleasure begins with the author accidentally discovering that pleasure boats have been spilling oil into the environment on a magnitude that is staggering. In addition to being 80 times more polluting than automobile engines, the more than 8 million two-cycle outboard engines put more oil into American waters than 15 Exxon Valdez oil spills, annually! Oil, like dirt collecting on the sides of a bathtub, contaminates the shores and marshlands of our lakes and rivers, the cradles of all marine life. This important new book not only studies the problem of pollution from powerboats and the environmental effects, it also offers constructive suggestions for alleviating the problem.

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Mele, a former navy signalman and boat builder and designer, posits a strong, well-developed, and fully documented argument that pleasure boating is harmful to the environment. He notes that the oil and hydrocarbon pollution caused by such boating is the equivalent of 40 Exxon Valdez disasters every year, yet it goes largely unnoticed. The two-cycle outboard engine is a notorious fuel waster subject to no emissions controls. The smoke from a starting outboard motor is linked to smog, emphysema, and lung cancer, while oil on the surface layer of tidal estuaries has toxic effects on marine species. In response, Mele urges, among other things, that the two-cycle outboard motor be replaced by a clean-burning four-cycle motor and that motors using battery and electric power be developed. He also recommends that the federal and state governments offer tax credits and subsidies for nonpolluting technologies and that emission limits for pleasure boats be established. For all environmental and boating collections.
- Judith B. Barnett, Pell Marine Science Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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