Ddt, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism: Classic Texts

Thomas Dunlap (Author) William Cronon (Foreword by)
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Product Details

Price
$19.00
Publisher
University of Washington Press
Publish Date
August 20, 2008
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780295988344

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About the Author

Thomas R. Dunlap is professor of history at Texas A & M University. He is the author of four books including Faith in Nature: Environmentalism as Religious Quest and DDT: Scientists, Citizens, and Public Policy.

Reviews

DDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism provides an important survey of petrochemical use in the postwar United States. It is both a thought-provoking text for undergraduates and a diverse collection of primary sources for scholars..Dunlap valuably provides a succinct overview of the complicated relationships between industry, environment, and the chemical debate.

--Agricultural History

Thomas R. Dunlap's purpose as editor is one of historian rather than judge; every essay--- no matter which side it argues from--- is precise, intelligent, and revealing of the biases and limits of the decade. Dunlap's introductions to each section adds hints of reflection and even redemption. Books like this remind people to treat today's new miracles with delicate care until they know where every path might lead.

--ForeWord