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The Resource Banned : a history of pesticides and the science of toxicology, Frederick Rowe Davis

Banned : a history of pesticides and the science of toxicology, Frederick Rowe Davis

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Banned : a history of pesticides and the science of toxicology
Title
Banned
Title remainder
a history of pesticides and the science of toxicology
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Rowe Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
"Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring, published in 1962, stands as one of the most important books of the twentieth century. Powerful and eloquent, the book exposed the dangers of indiscriminate chemical pesticide use. It also inspired important and long-lasting changes in environmental science and government policy. In this thought-provoking volume, Frederick Rowe Davis sets Carson's scientific work in the context of the twentieth century, reconsiders her achievement, and analyzes the legacy of her work in the light of toxic chemical use and regulation today. Davis examines the history of pesticide development alongside the evolution of the science of toxicology. He also tracks legislation governing exposure to chemicals from the early 1900s to the end of the century. Against this historical backdrop, the author affirms the brilliance of Carson's careful scientific interpretations drawing on university and government toxicologists. And yet, while Silent Spring instigated legislation that successfully terminated DDT use, other warnings were ignored. Carson and others recognized the extraordinary toxicity of organophosphate insecticides, yet until recently these dominated pesticide markets in the United States and worldwide. In a tragic irony, one poison was replaced with even more dangerous ones. This compelling book urges new thinking about the ways we develop, use, evaluate, and regulate pesticides while taking into account their ecological and human toll."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Frederick Rowe
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QH545.P4
LC item number
D38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticiden
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
Label
Banned : a history of pesticides and the science of toxicology, Frederick Rowe Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toxicology emerges in public health crises -- DDT and environmental toxicology -- The University of Chicago Toxicity Laboratory -- The toxicity of organophosphate chemicals -- What's the risk? : legislators and scientists evaluate pesticides -- Rereading Silent spring -- Pesticides and toxicology after the DDT ban -- Roads taken -- Epilogue : risk, benefit, and uncertainty
Control code
877369940
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 264 pages
Isbn
9780300205176
Lccn
2014944393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)877369940
Label
Banned : a history of pesticides and the science of toxicology, Frederick Rowe Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toxicology emerges in public health crises -- DDT and environmental toxicology -- The University of Chicago Toxicity Laboratory -- The toxicity of organophosphate chemicals -- What's the risk? : legislators and scientists evaluate pesticides -- Rereading Silent spring -- Pesticides and toxicology after the DDT ban -- Roads taken -- Epilogue : risk, benefit, and uncertainty
Control code
877369940
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 264 pages
Isbn
9780300205176
Lccn
2014944393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)877369940

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