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Strange As It Seems: Review Roundup n’ stuff

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

“Jacobs … is an exceptional storyteller, and his lively look at the extraordinary career of Gordon Zahler … is a peculiar page-turner. Zahler, the author’s uncle, achieved success on the margins of show business despite a spinal injury … Jacobs … craft(s) an imaginative biography about this unusual figure, who carved out a distinct place in post-WWII Hollywood by […]

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Tags: Blue Jay Way · Don Kirshner · Ed Wood Jr. · Family matters · Gordon Zahler · Gordon's big ideas · Hollywood post production · Rare Bird Books · South Africa · Strange As It Seems: The Impossible Life of Gordon Zahler · The Hollywood Way · Wheelchairs general

Chip’s Q&A In The South China Morning Post: “How The US And The West Contributed To China’s Addiction To Dirty Development”

November 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Los Angeles-based author Chip Jacobs became well known in China for his book, Smogtown, about  pollution in the Californian metropolis, which he co-authored with William Kelly. The pair have now turned their attention to China’s struggle with pollution in their book, The People’s Republic of Chemicals. Jacobs spoke to LI JING What are the root causes of China’s […]

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Tags: Al Gore · atmospheric karma · Beijing · Bill Clinton · Chip Jacobs · Dirty environmental deals · environment · environmental catastrophe · Free trade implications · global warming · globalization · greenhouse gases · groundwater pollution · People's Republic of Chemicals · Rare Bird Books · Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers · Smogtown · The People's Republic of Chemicals · Toxic riots · toxic smog

Smogtown (and PRC) Stay Ever-Green in their Tales of Searing, Brown Climates

November 4th, 2015 · No Comments

And it’s both thrilling and depressing.  – From environmental writer/professor/activist Jon Christensen in LA Observed’s piece: “From ‘Smogtown’ to Model for the World?”  “It’s a tantalizing idea, isn’t it?” Jacobs responded when I asked him what he thinks of California as an example. It’s true, he said, that Chinese officials have been visiting California for […]

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Tags: atmospheric karma · Beijing · California · Chip news · climate chaos · environment · environmental catastrophe · environmental policy · global warming · Penguin Random House · People's Republic of Chemicals · Rare Bird Books · Smogtown · The Overlook Press

Mandarin and Paperback Writers On Our Minds

August 20th, 2015 · No Comments

  Ladies and gentlemen: may we present a few covers for you. The People’s Republic of  Chemicals Mandarin language version is the one on your left. This edition, published by the Beijing-based Central Party School Publishing House, should be out soon. Chip was recently interviewed about it in Xinhua and the South China Morning Post, among other outlets.  The […]

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Tags: California · Central Party School Publishing House · Chip Jacobs · greenhouse gases · Penguin Group USA · People's Republic of Chemicals · Rare Bird Books · Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers · Smogtown book

Beijing & Notable Book News, Miscellany & More

July 31st, 2015 · No Comments

  Stuff I just learned abroad: * The Mandarin Version of SMOGTOWN: THE LUNG-BURNING HISTORY OF POLLUTION IN LOS ANGELES, was voted in 2014, the “Most Influential Book in China, the Best (Translated) Book, and an official National Library Recommended Book. More details about these commendations as they become available. Our house there is Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers. A […]

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Tags: Beijing · California · China · Chip Jacobs · Free trade implications · global warming · globalization · greenhouse gases · Rare Bird Books · Shanghai Scientific and Technical Publishers · The People's Republic of Chemicals · Uncategorized

Overdue Spring Cleaning

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHEMICALS  I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking this July in Beijing at the first-ever China US Clean Air Symposium  Al Gore will be the keynote speaker, and there are other remarkable talents and experts lined up behind him. Excited beyond belief to share our message in the country that will […]

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Tags: Beijing · Chip Jacobs · environment · environmental policy · global warming · premature deaths · Rare Bird Books · Smogtown book · The People's Republic of Chemicals · toxic landscape · Water contamination · William J. Kelly