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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 eloquent book Silent Spring stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century and inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental Science and government policy. Frederick Rowe Davis thoughtfully sets Carson's study in the context of the twentieth century, reconsiders her achievement, and analyzes its legacy in light of toxic chemical use and regulation today. Davis  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Rowe Davis
ISBN: 9780300205176 0300205171
OCLC Number: 913436339
Description: xx, 264 s
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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