DDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism: Classic Texts (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classics)

by Thomas Dunlap
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No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected by Thomas Dunlap trace 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 from popular magazines, and the famous “Fable for Tomorrow” from Silent Spring.

Beginning with attitudes toward nature at the turn of the twentieth century, the book moves through the use and early regulation of pesticides; the introduction and early success of DDT; the discovery of its environmental effects; and the uproar over Silent Spring. It ends with recent debates about DDT as a potential solution to malaria in Africa.

AuthorThomas Dunlap
Height902 mm
Length598 mm
Width39 mm
Weight50 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages160
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2008-08-20
PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
StudioUniversity of Washington Press
Sales Rank684199

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