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Banned. A history of pesticides and the science of toxicology.

Author: Frederick Rowe Davis
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring, published in 1962, stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century. Powerful and eloquent, the book exposed the dangers of indiscriminate chemical pesticide use. It also inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. In this thought-provoking volume, Frederick Rowe Davis sets Carson's scientific work in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Rowe Davis
ISBN: 9780300205176 0300205171
OCLC Number: 881612619
Description: 256 pages
Responsibility: Frederick Rowe Davis.

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Silent Spring catalyzed an environmental movement in the 1960s and achieved a ban on DDT, but are the alternatives any less toxic?  Read more...

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"This is a fundamentally important, up-to-date analysis of environmental toxicology after Silent Spring. It is simultaneously nuanced and forceful in its arguments."-Daniel Lewis, Huntington Library Read more...

 
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