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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  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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A well-written and interesting book. Environmental scientists, chemists, legal scholars, and historians from all perspectives would benefit from reading this book.--<i>Chemical &Engineering News</i>

 
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