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DDT and the American century

David Kinkela

DDT and the American century

global health, environmental politics, and the pesticide that changed the world

by David Kinkela

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • DDT (Insecticide),
  • Control,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Insect pests,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDavid Kinkela
    SeriesThe Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. series on business, society, and the state
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB952.D2 K56 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24852849M
    ISBN 109780807835098
    LC Control Number2011015416

    The report spoke of DDT as a “two-edged sword,” at once the “most promising insecticide ever developed” and the most menacing. Obviously a great deal more needed to be known about it before it could be deemed “safe for general use,” said Time magazine on April Nevertheless, DDT was released for general use barely four months later. A review of the book "DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World," by David Kinkela is presented.

    The book cited claims that DDT and other pesticides had been shown to cause cancer and that their agricultural use was a threat to wildlife, DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World (University of Chemical formula: C₁₄H₉Cl₅. The impact of DDT on human health received worldwide attention from the general public, political and scientific communities, with the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.1 In Silent Spring, Carson described a series of harmful effects on the environment and wildlife resulting from the use of DDT and other similar compounds.

    Joshua Blu Buhs, "David Kinkela. DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World.," Isis , no. 3 (September ): Get this from a library! DDT and the American century: global health, environmental politics, and the pesticide that changed the world. [David Kinkela] -- The banning of DDT in the United States, spurred in part by the publication of Rachel Carson's environmental classic Silent Spring, is generally regarded as a watershed moment and signal triumph.


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Product details Series: The Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. Series on Business, Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy Paperback: pages Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; Reprint edition (August 1, ) Language: English ISBN Cited by:   In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the.

Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard, DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical pesticides/5.

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In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide. Kinkela's study offers a unique approach to understanding both this contentious chemical and modern environmentalism in an international context.

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DDT and the American Century David Kinkela Published by The University of North Carolina Press Kinkela, David.

DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the by:   The Journal of American Culture Vol Issue 3. Book Reviews. DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World.

David Kinkela. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Drew A. : Drew A. Swanson. A review of the book "DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World," by David Kinkela is presented. Repository Citation Swanson, D.

Author: Drew A. Swanson. DDT (Insecticide) -- History -- 20th century. Form/Genre: Electronic books. Language: English Summary: In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide.

In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide.

The banning of DDT in the United States in is generally regarded as a signal triumph for the American environmental movement.

DDT. DDT or 2,2-bis (p -chlorophenyl)-1,1,1,-trichloroethane, chlorinated hydrocarbon compound used as an insecticide. First introduced during the s, it killed insects that spread disease and fed on crops, and Swiss scientist Paul Müller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering () DDT's insecticidal properties.

After a rocky start, the book hits its stride in chapters leading to Rachel Carlson to then masterfully describe how extreme views about DDT and other technologies came to be. Particularly insightful are the chapters on linking DDT and foreign policy in the mid of the Cold War/5. In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide.

Kinkela's study offers a unique approach to understanding both this contentious chemical and modern. Get this from a library. DDT and the American century: global health, environmental politics, and the pesticide that changed the world.

[David Kinkela] -- In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in.

DDT and the American Century Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World by David Kinkela University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, pp. $ ISBN Cited by: 3. book reviews DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World David Kinkela.

The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, pp. 8 halftones, notes, bibl., index. $ paper (ISBN ) nathan satcher The University of Southern Mississippi Pesticides have been some of the most controversial.

I've recently had the pleasure of interviewing David Kinkela, Associate Professor of History at SUNY Fredonia and -- of particular note here at AmericanScience -- winner of the FHSA book prize for his DDT& The American Century: Global Health Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide that Changed the World (University of North Carolina Press, ).

In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide. Kinkela's study offers a unique approach to understanding both this contentious chemical and modern /5(4).The book's title comes from the effect DDT and other chemicals were having on songbirds, which were disappearing in some regions.

Silent Spring became a best-selling book, and its publication is often credited with the rise of the modern environmental : Marc Lallanilla.Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard, DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical pesticides.

In DDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which.