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    FIVE PAST MIDNIGHT IN BHOPAL: THE EPIC STORY OF THE WORLD’S DEADLIEST INDUSTRIAL DISASTER

    Book ID/图书代码: 11502020C00001

    English Summary/英文概要: A gripping, kaleidoscopic account of a horrific industrial disaster that shook the world, from wold-renowned humanitarian and internationally bestselling author Dominique Lapierre.

    It was December 3, 1984. In the ancient city of Bhopal, a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring thousands of people. When the noxious clouds cleared, the worst industrial disaster in history had taken place. Now, Dominique Lapierre brings the hundreds of characters, conflicts, and adventures together in an unforgettable tale of love and hope. Readers will meet the poetry-loving factory worker who unleashes the apocalypse, the young Indian bride who was to be married that terrible night, and the doctors who died that night saving others.

    Chinese Summary/中文概要: 印度博帕尔灾难(India Bhopal gas leak case)是历史上最严重的工业化学事故,影响巨大。1984年12月3日凌晨,印度中央邦首府博帕尔市的美国联合碳化物属下的联合碳化物(印度)有限公司设于贫民区附近一所农药厂发生氰化物泄漏,引发了严重的后果。造成了2.5万人直接致死,55万人间接致死,另外有20多万人永久残废的人间惨剧。现在当地居民的患癌率及儿童夭折率,仍然因这场灾难而远高于其他印度城市。由于这次事件,世界各国化学集团改变了拒绝与社区通报的态度,亦加强了安全措施。这次事件也导致了许多环保人士以及民众强烈反对将化工厂设于邻近民居的地区。

    Awards/获奖情况:From Publishers Weekly
    As with Lapierre’s City of Hope, this latest project, co-written with Spanish travel writer and journalist Moro (The Jaipur Foot), is part historical documentation and part dramatization, a modern fable depicting the communities that weathered the effects of early globalization in India. After DDT was banned in 1973, American chemical giant Union Carbide began to push Sevin, a pesticide that calls for highly toxic and unstable ingredients in its production. They built a processing plant in Bhopal, India, where a combination of poor supervision and penny-pinching tactics eventually led to the world’s worst industrial disaster: on December 3, 1984, the plant sprung a leak during routine maintenance procedures. The resulting noxious vapors killed between 16,000 and 30,000 and left 500,000 permanently injured. As Lapierre and Moro recount the disaster, they weave in the story of a family of peasants forced to leave their farmland and move to the Bhopal region, where their fate intersected tragically with that of the plant. The moral of the story is familiar (what’s good for Union Carbide is not so good for the world), but it still packs a bitterly ironic punch. With their canned dialogue and patronizing tone, the close-ups of Indian life are not as effective as the authors’ straightforward history of the accident. Nevertheless, the inherent drama of the story keeps the pages turning, and its lessons make the book well worth picking up. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

    About the Author/作者介绍: World-renowned humanitarian and international bestselling author of The City of Joy and coauthor of Is Paris Burning? and O Jerusalem, Dominique Lapierre’s books have been read by more than ten million people around the world. He lives in France.

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