An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood
Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425189993, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 6, 2003
Having Faith is Steingraber's exploration of the intimate ecology of motherhood. Using her scientist's eye to study the biological drama of new life being knit from the molecules of air, food, and water flowing into her body, she looks at the environmental hazards that now threaten pregnant and breastfeeding women, and examines the effects these toxins can have on a child. Having Faith makes the metamorphosis of a few cells into a baby astonishingly vivid, and the dangers to human reproduction urgently real.
"A cross between the quirkily thorough detail of Natalie Angier's science writing and the passionate environmental advocacy of Rachel Carson." —Publishers Weekly
"A fascinating journey into...the often toxic terrain of pregnancy to the world of child nourishment and protection." —Newsday