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One of the Guardian's Best Books of 2019
Recommended by NPR Science Friday, the Washington Post, Scientific American & Library Journal
"An urgent, essential read" — Arnold Schwarzenegger
Winner of the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature;
National Association of Science Writers'
Science in Society Book Award finalist
“A compelling book about a critical subject”
— Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning
author of The Sixth Extinction
Air pollution kills seven million people every year, causing heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia and more. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, exposing the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air.
A gripping narrative that’s alive with powerful voices and personalities, Choked is a vital look at one of the most pressing dangers of our time.
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