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Main Title DDT, Silent spring, and the rise of environmentalism : classic texts /
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Author Title of a Work
Dunlap, Thomas R.,
Publisher University of Washington Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 227191997
ISBN 9780295988344; 0295988347; 9780295998947; 0295998946
Subjects DDT (Insecticide)--Environmental aspects--History--20th century ; Environmentalism--History--20th century ; Nature--Effect of human beings on--History--20th century ; DDT--(DE-588)4148933-0 ; Pestizid--(DE-588)4137948-2 ; Umwelt--(DE-588)4061616-2 ; Umweltschutz ; DDT--preparat--miljèoaspekter ; Miljèogifter--historia--1900-talet ; Bekämpningsmedel--historia--1900-talet
Additional Subjects Carson, Rachel,--1907-1964--Silent spring
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Table of contents
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  TD196.P38D45 2008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 11/03/2008 STATUS
Collation xvi, 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-144) and index.
Contents Notes
The ecological foundations of applied entomology / Stephen A. Forbes -- The war against insects / Leland O. Howard -- A study of the effects of lead arsenate exposure on orchardists and consumers of sprayed fruit / Paul Neal -- Toxicity and potential dangers of aerosols, mists, and dusting powders containing DDT / Paul Neal -- How magic is DDT? / James Stevens Simmons -- Aerosol insecticides -- Achievements and possibilities in pest eradication / Clay Lyle -- The Food and Drug Administration looks at insecticides / Paul B. Dunbar -- DDT and its effect on fish and wildlife / Clarence Cottam and Elmer Higgins -- Notes on some ecological effects of DDT sprayed on elms / Roy J. Barker -- Editorial from Bird study -- The status of the peregrine in Great Britain / Derek A. Ratcliffe -- Pesticides and the living landscape / Robert Rudd -- Interview with Joseph J. Hickey / Thomas R. Dunlap -- Backfire in the war against insects / Robert S. Strother --Heroine of FDA keeps bad drug off market / Morton Mintz -- A fable for tomorrow / Rachel Carson -- Use of pesticides / President's Science Advisory Committee -- Communications create understanding / Robert H. White-Stevens -- The myth of the pesticide menace / Edwin Diamond -- DDT : its days are numbered, except perhaps in pepper fields / Robert Gillette -- Intended consequences / Thomas Sowell -- Rereading Silent spring / Thomas R. Hawkins -- If malaria's the problem, DDT's not the only answer / May Berenbaum. "No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. This collection of documents ... traces shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources ..."--Jacket.