DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World (Paperback)

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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 1941 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.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781469609775
ISBN-10: 1469609770
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Luther H. Hodges JR. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. Series on Busi