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Silent spring revisited

Author: Gino J Marco; Robert M Hollingworth; William Durham; Rachel Carson
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A landmark in environmental concerns--this extraordinary book continues the ecological revolution that Rachel Carson started 20 years ago. The risks of pesticide use remain, but the issues today have become conflicts of values. How do we trade off the dangers of toxic chemicals and their cost to the environment with the benefits of higher agricultural productivity? This book presents a daring new look at these very  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
Philadelphia (Pa., 1984)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silent spring revisited.
Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1987
(OCoLC)645897020
Named Person: Rachel Carson; Rachel Louise Carson
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gino J Marco; Robert M Hollingworth; William Durham; Rachel Carson
ISBN: 0841209804 9780841209800 0841209812 9780841209817
OCLC Number: 14378367
Notes: Based on a symposium on the topics posed in Rachel Carson's Silent spring, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 1984.
Description: xviii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Rachel Carson : her vision and her legacy / Shirley A. Briggs --
The not so silent spring / John A. Moore --
The science and politics of pesticides / C.F. Wilkinson --
Assessing the toxicity of pesticides to aquatic organisms / D.R. Nimmo [and others] --
Impact of pesticides on ground water contamination / Robert F. Carsel and Charles N. Smith --
Impact of pesticides on bird populations / Russell J. Hall --
Human health effects of pesticides / J.E. Davies and R. Doon --
Analytical chemistry of pesticides : evolution and impact / Joseph D. Rosen and Fred M. Gretch --
Pesticides : global use and concerns / Virgil H. Freed --
Agriculture, pesticides, and the American chemical industry / Gustave K. Kohn --
Is Silent spring behind us? / David Pimentel --
Many roads and other worlds / Gino J. Marco, Robert M. Hollingworth, and William Durham.
Responsibility: edited by Gino J. Marco, Robert M. Hollingworth, and William Durham.
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A landmark in environmental concerns--this extraordinary book continues the ecological revolution that Rachel Carson started 20 years ago. The risks of pesticide use remain, but the issues today have become conflicts of values. How do we trade off the dangers of toxic chemicals and their cost to the environment with the benefits of higher agricultural productivity? This book presents a daring new look at these very important concerns.

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