More Details for: Rosalie Bertell : scientist, eco-feminis

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Rosalie Bertell : scientist, eco-feminist, visionary /

Mary-Louise Engels.

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Main Author: Engels, Mary-Louise.
Published: Toronto, Ont. : Women's Press, 2005.
Series: Women who rock series.
Topics: Environmentalists - Canada - Biography. | Environmentalists - United States - Biography. | Epidemiologists - Canada - Biography. | Epidemiologists - United States - Biography. | Antinuclear movement - Canada. | Antinuclear movement - United States. | Environnementalistes - Canada - Biographies. | Environnementalistes - États-Unis - Biographies. | Épidémiologistes - Canada - Biographies. | Épidémiologistes - États-Unis - Biographies. | Mouvement antinucléaire - Canada. | Mouvement antinucléaire - États-Unis. | Bertell, Rosalie, 1929- | Bertell, Rosalie, 1929-
Regions: Canada. | United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | Biographies. | Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Includes: "Suggestions for further reading": pages 174-175.
ISBN: 0889614504 (pbk.)
9781435604100 (electronic bk.)
1435604105 (electronic bk.)
9781459321601 (electronic bk.)
145932160X (electronic bk.)
System Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Review: "Dr. Mary-Louise Engels' book discusses Rosalie Bertell from a feminist, environmental activist perspective. It is a lively portrait of one women's commitment to sustaining a healthy world environment. A dual American-Canadian citizen, Bertell entered the religious order of the Grey Nuns, completed a doctorate in biometrics, and became an impassioned peace activist. This remarkable woman has been a lifelong fighter for environmental and human health, and an advocate for women's participation in decision-making about war, peace, and the environment." "In the 1970s, Dr. Bertell played a major role in opposing the construction of nuclear reactors, and in drawing attention to the health damages suffered by uranium miners and the "atomic veterans" of US nuclear bombing and testing. In Canada, her research furnished data on children's health hazards, contamination in the Great Lakes, and the impact of pollution on indigenous communities in the Canadian North. Her investigations of environmental disasters - in Chernobyl, the Marshall Islands, India - consolidated an international reputation." "This is an account of an extraordinary woman who has still not relinquished her mission "to make the victims visible." Dr. Engels captures the struggles and achievements, the scientific and political infighting, and the personal qualities that sustained Rosalie Bertell throughout a controversial career."--Jacket.
Notes: Electronic reproduction.
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More Details for: Rosalie Bertell : scientist, eco-feminis