Evolution in a Toxic World

How Life Responds to Chemical Threats

Authors: Monosson, Emily

  • One of the first books, if not the first book, on toxic evolution
  • Timeliness of topic, in terms of scientific research, policy debates, and news coverage
  • Presents a groundbreaking approach to a growing field
  • Accessibly presented but high value information
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About this book

With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic. When oxygen first developed in Earth's atmosphere, it threatened the very existence of life: now we literally can't live without it. According to Monosson, examining how life adapted to such early threats can teach us a great deal about today's (and tomorrow's) most dangerous contaminants. While the study of evolution has advanced many other fields of science, from biology to medicine, toxicology has yet to embrace this critical approach. In Evolution in a Toxic World, Monosson seeks to change that.

About the authors

Emily Monosson is an environmental toxicologist, writer, and consultant. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth, and the editor of Motherhood the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution in a Toxic World
Book Subtitle
How Life Responds to Chemical Threats
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Emily Monosson
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-221-1
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-221-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 226
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics