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DDT and the American century : global health, environmental politics, and the pesticide that changed the world

Author: David Kinkela
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, society, & the state.
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Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard, DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical pesticides. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kinkela
ISBN: 9780807835098 0807835099 9781469609775 1469609770
OCLC Number: 711043279
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, society, & the state.
Responsibility: David Kinkela.

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[Kinkela] has proved his fluency in intellectual, social, cultural, and policy history.--"Environmental History"

 
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