Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

How green is my valley? Life (series 4)

How green is my valley? Life (series 4)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
Recently added bySustainability_Trust
coal (1) community (1) health (1) industry (1) pollution (1) poverty (1) steel (1) Wales (1)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
In this programme, Life visits the valleys of Wales, where the coal and steel industries have left a legacy of ill health and unemployment. For every statistic on health and poverty, the Welsh Valleys top the charts for Western Europe. The highest rates for chronic emphysema, cancer, heart disease, asthma, poor housing and sanitation, low birth weight and accidental death combine to mean that people living here suffer the highest mortality rates in Western Europe. Coal and Steel were the lifeline of the Valleys - but today these industries are all but gone. Their legacy is a polluted pocket of poverty - 180,000 people nestled in the steep-sided windswept valleys of Caerphilly County. There are schemes to regenerate the entire area - health projects, with incentives, working groups, investment and employment strategies - but are these really working and what more can be done to lift this community out of its depression?
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 120,649,023 books! | Top bar: Always visible