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From the time the public learned of DDT's dramatic containment of a typhus epidemic in Naples during World War II to the ban on DDT by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1972, this is the story of the controversial pesticide and its part in the rise of the environmental movement.

Originally published in 1983.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. vii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. ABBREVIATIONS
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Part OnePREPARATION FORDDT
  2. p. 15
  1. 1. Economic Entomology and Insecticides
  2. pp. 17-38
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  1. 2. Human Health and Insecticide Residues
  2. pp. 39-55
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  1. Part TwoLEARNING ABOUT DDT
  2. p. 57
  1. 3. Applying Old Lessons
  2. pp. 59-75
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  1. 4. Wildlife and DDT
  2. pp. 76-97
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  1. 5. Storm over Silent Spring
  2. pp. 98-125
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  1. Part ThreeCHANGING DIRECTIONS
  2. p. 127
  1. 6. Moving toward Court
  2. pp. 129-154
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  1. 7. A Legal Tour of Round River
  2. pp. 155-176
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  1. 8. Is It Safe and Necessary?
  2. pp. 177-196
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  1. 9. Final Rounds
  2. pp. 197-230
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  1. EPILOGUE. Qualified Victory
  2. pp. 231-245
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  1. APPENDIX A. Analytical Terms
  2. p. 246
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  1. APPENDIX B. DDT
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. APPENDIX C. DDT in Human Fat
  2. pp. 249-250
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  1. APPENDIX D. Enforcement of the Food and Drug Laws
  2. pp. 251-252
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  1. APPENDIX E. Production of Pesticides
  2. pp. 253-254
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  1. APPENDIX F. Tolerance Levels for Pesticide Residues on Food
  2. pp. 255-256
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  1. APPENDIX G. Vapor Phase Chromatography
  2. p. 257
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 258-288
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  1. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  2. pp. 289-309
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 311-318
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400853854
MARC Record
OCLC
889249051
Pages
318
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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