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The Resource What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city, Mona Hanna-Attisha, (large print)

What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city, Mona Hanna-Attisha, (large print)

Label
What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city
Title
What the eyes don't see
Title remainder
a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city
Statement of responsibility
Mona Hanna-Attisha
Title variation
What the eyes do not see
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic story of the signature environmental disaster of our time and an inspiring tale of scientific resistance by a relentless physician who stood up to power. Flint was already a troubled city in 2014 when the state of Michigan--in the name of austerity--shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Soon after, citizens began complaining about the water that flowed from their taps--but officials rebuffed them, insisting that the water was fine. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, took state officials at their word and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking the water--after all, it was American tap water, blessed with the state's seal of approval. But a conversation at a cookout with an old friend, leaked documents from a rogue environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead--a neurotoxin whose irreversible effects fall most heavily on children. Even as circumstantial evidence mounted and protests grew, Dr. Mona knew that the only thing that could stop the lead poisoning was undeniable proof--and that to get it, she'd have to enter the fight of her life. What the Eyes Don't See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona--accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders--proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, this book shows how misguided austerity policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. What the Eyes Don't See is a riveting, beautifully rendered account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on the ropes that came together to fight for justice, self-determination, and the right to build a better world for their--and all of our--children
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
SRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanna-Attisha, Mona
Dewey number
615.9/256880977437
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1231.L4
LC item number
H34 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hanna-Attisha, Mona
  • Water quality
  • Lead poisoning
  • Drinking water
  • Water quality management
  • Physicians
  • Flint (Mich.)
  • Large type books
Label
What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city, Mona Hanna-Attisha, (large print)
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How I got my name -- What the eyes don't see -- The barbecue -- The valedictorian -- Haji -- Red flags -- First encounter -- Miasma -- No response -- Sit down -- Jenny + the data -- Public health enemy #1 -- What field are you on? -- The man in the panda tie -- Environmental injustice -- Poisoned by policy -- Shortwave radio crackling -- Meeting the Mayor -- Aeb -- The press conference -- Splice and dice -- Numbers war -- Demonstration of proof -- All the things we found out later -- Fire ant -- Truth and reconciliation -- Prescription for hope -- Haji and the birds
Control code
on1039996728
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, 558 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525590590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1039996728
Label
What the eyes don't see : a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city, Mona Hanna-Attisha, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-535) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How I got my name -- What the eyes don't see -- The barbecue -- The valedictorian -- Haji -- Red flags -- First encounter -- Miasma -- No response -- Sit down -- Jenny + the data -- Public health enemy #1 -- What field are you on? -- The man in the panda tie -- Environmental injustice -- Poisoned by policy -- Shortwave radio crackling -- Meeting the Mayor -- Aeb -- The press conference -- Splice and dice -- Numbers war -- Demonstration of proof -- All the things we found out later -- Fire ant -- Truth and reconciliation -- Prescription for hope -- Haji and the birds
Control code
on1039996728
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, 558 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525590590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1039996728

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