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Author Kinkela, David.

Title DDT and the American century : global health, environmental politics, and the pesticide that changed the world / David Kinkela
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages) : illustrations
Series The Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. series on business, society, and the state
Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, society, & the state.
Contents DDT and the American Century -- An island in a sea of disease: DDT enters a global war -- Disease, DDT, and development: the American Century in Italy -- Science in the service of agriculture: DDT and the beginning of the green revolution in Mexico -- The age of wreckers and exterminators: eradication in the postwar world -- Green revolutions in conflict: debating Silent spring, food, and science during the Cold War -- It's all or nothing: debating DDT and development under the law -- One man's pesticide is another man's poison: the controversy continues -- Rethinking DDT in a global age
Summary The banning of DDT in the United States, spurred in part by the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's environmental classic Silent Spring, is generally regarded as a watershed moment and signal triumph for the American environmental movement. But in this tr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject DDT (Insecticide) -- Environmental aspects.
DDT (Insecticide) -- History -- 20th century.
Insect pests -- Control -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011015416
ISBN 0807869309 (electronic bk.)
1469602636 (electronic bk.)
9780807869307 (electronic bk.)
9781469602639 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)