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Evolution in a Toxic World

How Life Responds to Chemical Threats

Evolution in a Toxic World by Emily Monosson
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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.
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics; July 2012
239 pages; ISBN 9781610912211
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Title: Evolution in a Toxic World
Author: Emily Monosson
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