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Main Title DDT and the American century : global health, environmental politics, and the pesticide that changed the world /
Author Kinkela, David.
Publisher University of North Carolina Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 711043279
ISBN 9780807835098 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807835099 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781469609775; 1469609770
Subjects DDT (Insecticide)--History--20th century ; Insect pests--Control--History--20th century ; DDT (Insecticide)--Environmental aspects ; DDT--history ; Environmental Exposure--history ; Global Health ; Insect Control--history ; United States ; DDT--historia--miljèoaspekter--1900-talet ; Bekämpningsmedel--historia--1900-talet
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EKBM  SB952.D2K56 2011 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/06/2012
Collation xiv, 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-248) and index.
Contents Notes
In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from 1941 to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide. The banning of DDT in the United States in 1972 is generally regarded as a signal triumph for the American environmental movement. Yet DDT's function as a tool of U.S. foreign policy and its use in international development projects designed to solve problems of disease and famine made it an integral component of the so-called American Century.--[book cover] DDT and the American century -- An island in a sea of disease : DDT enters a global war -- Disease, DDT, and development : the American century in Italy -- Science in the service of agriculture : DDT and the beginning of the green revolution in Mexico -- The age of wreckers and exterminators : eradication in the postwar world -- Green revolutions in conflict : debating Silent spring, food, and science during the Cold War -- It's all or nothing : debating DDT and development under the law -- One man's pesticide is another man's poison : the controversy continues -- Rethinking DDT in a global age.