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DDT, Silent spring, and the rise of environmentalism : classic texts

Author: Thomas R Dunlap
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2009.
Series: Weyerhaeuser environmental classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traces shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements from industry journals, articles  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Rachel Carson
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Dunlap
ISBN: 9780295988344 0295988347
OCLC Number: 269421319
Description: pages cm
Contents: Foreword by William CrononPreface and Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1: BACKGROUNDViews of Nature1. Stephen A. Forbes, "The Ecological Foundations of Applied Entomology"2. Leland O. Howard, "The War against Insects" -Pre-DDT Pesticides and DDT's Use in World War II3. Paul Neal et al., "A Study of the Effects of Lead Arsenate Exposure on Orchardists and Consumers of Sprayed Fruit" 4. Paul Neal et al., "Toxicity and Potential Dangers of Aerosols, Mists, and Dusting Powders Containing DDT" Part 2: DDT'S BRIGHT PROMISE AND NEGLECTED PROBLEMS (1942-1958)DDT as Miracle Chemical5. Brigadier General James Stevens Simmons, "How Magic is DDT?" 6. "Aerosol Insecticides" 7. Clay Lyle, "Achievements and Possibilities in Pest Eradication" -Early Warnings8. Paul B. Dunbar, "The Food and Drug Administration Looks at Insecticides" 9. Clarence Cottam and Elmer Higgins, "DDT and Its Effect on Fish and Wildlife" Part 3: RISING CONCERN ABOUT NEW PROBLEMSDDT, Food Chains, and Wildlife10. Roy J. Barker, "Notes on Some Ecological Effects of DDT Sprayed on Elms" 11. Editorial from Bird Study 12. Derek A. Ratcliffe, "The Status of the Peregrine in Great Britain" 13. Robert Rudd, Pesticides and the Living Landscape 14. Thomas R. Dunlap, Interview with Joseph J. Hickey15. Robert S. Strother, "Backfire in the War against Insects" Part 4: THE STORM OVER SILENT SPRINGPublic Alarm16. Morton Mintz, "'Heroine' of FDA Keeps Bad Drug Off Market" 17. Rachel Carson, "A Fable for Tomorrow" -Reactions18. President's Science Advisory Committee, Use of Pesticides 19. Robert H. White-Stevens, "Communications Create Understanding" 20. Edwin Diamond, "The Myth of the 'Pesticide Menace'" 21. Robert Gillette, "DDT: Its Days are Numbered, Except Perhaps in Pepper Fields" Part 5: DDT AND MALARIA22. Thomas Sowell, "Intended Consequences" 23. Thomas R. Hawkins, "Rereading Silent Spring" 24. May Berenbaum, "If Malaria's the Problem, DDT's Not the Only Answer" Notes on Further Reading Credits Index
Series Title: Weyerhaeuser environmental classics
Responsibility: edited by Thomas R. Dunlap ; foreword by William Cronon.


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