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Pesticides, a love story : America's enduring embrace of dangerous chemicals / Michelle Mart.

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Wyomissing Public Library 363.7384 MAR (Text) 35012001356975 Non-fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780700621286 (hardback : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 0700621288 (hardback : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2015.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Falling in Love : The Golden Age of Synthetic Pesticides -- Trouble in Paradise : The USDA and the Rise of Critical Voices -- Breakup? : The Cultural Impact of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring -- Foreign Affairs : How Pesticides Could Help Americans Feed the World and Win a War -- The Twenty-Year Itch : Activists, Experts, and the Regulatory Era -- Love Is Blind : Chemical Disasters at Home and Abroad -- Recommitment : Endocrine Disruptors, GMOs, and Organic Food.
Summary, etc.:
"A provocative cultural history of pesticides and their controversial use and depiction in the United States. Mart contends that--despite the sharp concerns raised by environmentalists and others since the appearance of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring--Americans have not only never resolved the inherent tension between costs and benefits presented by these chemicals, but have actually grown ever more attached to them with the passage of time"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pesticides > United States > History.
Agricultural chemicals > United States > History.
Pesticides > Social aspects > United States > History.
Pesticides > United States > Public opinion > History.
Public opinion > United States > History.
United States > Social conditions > 1945-
Nature > Effect of human beings on > United States > History.
United States > Environmental conditions.
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