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Barry Commoner and the science of survival : the remaking of American environmentalism

Author: Michael Egan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : MIT, 2007
Series: Urban and industrial environments
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the activist career of Barry Commoner, one of the most influential American environmental thinkers, and his role in recasting the environmental movement after World War II.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Barry Commoner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Egan
ISBN: 9780262050869 0262050862 9780262512473 0262512475
OCLC Number: 475923591
Notes: Introduction: The New Apparatus 1 1 In the Thunderclap's Wake 15 2 Guarding the Public 47 3 The New Jeremiad 79 4 When Scientists Disagree 109 5 Biological Capital 139 6 The "Other" Environmentalism 167 Conclusion: If We Would Know Life 191 Notes 199 Bibliography 249 Index 277
Description: xi, 283 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments
Responsibility: Michael Egan

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Egan tells an absorbing tale about a remarkable man who is insightful, persistent, iconoclastic, informed, and optimistic.-Sylvia N. Tesh, American Scientist Egan's telling of the life, science, and Read more...

 
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