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Author Goldish, Meish, author.

Title Toxic water : Minamata, Japan / by Meish Goldish.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 615.9256 GOL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Eco-disasters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Contents A strange disease -- Clues to the mystery -- More signs of sickness -- Finding a killer -- The factory did it -- Keeping silent -- Angry fishers -- Paying the sick -- More pollution -- Mother to child -- After sixty years -- Minamata today -- Fixing the future.
Summary On April 21, 1956, a five-year-old girl was examined at a hospital in Minamata, Japan. Doctors were puzzled by her symptoms which included difficulty walking and speaking and severe convulsions. Days later, her sister came down with the same symptoms. Soon after, more people were found with the same illness. What was causing this devastating disease? Toxic Water: Minamata, Japan traces the tragic story of toxic wastewater from a factory that poisoned an entire Japanese town. Fascinating photos of the actual events, maps, and fact boxes enrich the compelling text.
Subject Mercury -- Toxicology -- Japan -- Minamata-shi -- Juvenile literature.
Water -- Pollution -- Japan -- Minamata-shi -- Juvenile literature.
Mercury -- Toxicology -- Japan.
Water -- Pollution -- Japan.
Other Form: Online version: Goldish, Meish, author. Toxic water New York, New York : Bearport Publishing, [2018] 9781684022786 (DLC) 2017011720
ISBN 9781684022243 (library)

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