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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Rowe Davis
ISBN: 9780300205176 0300205171
OCLC Number: 881612619
Description: xx, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: History of pesticides and the science of toxicology
Responsibility: by 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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"Th[is] richly researched and well-written stud[y] provide[s] many new insights for scholars as well as important applications for policymakers to address ongoing ecological challenges."-David D. Read more...

 
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