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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 January 2010
...David D. Vail DDT, Silent Spring, and the Rise of Environmentalism: Classic Texts . Thomas R. Dunlap . © 2010 Agricultural History Society 2010 2010 Book Reviews Assessmentsare usuallyconveyedbyconservationexpertsa,nd theorientationsof farmersare...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 282–283.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Thomas Roberston DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide that Changed the World . By David Kinkela . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 2011 . 272 pp., $39.95 , hardback, ISBN 978-0-8078-3509-8 . © the Agricultural...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (2): 280–282.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College DDT and the American Century: Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide that Changed the World. By David Kinkela. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 272 pp., $39.95, hardback, ISBN 978-0-8078-3509-8. The year 2012 marks fifty years...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (4): 630–632.
Published: 01 October 2015
... Silent Spring forever 630 2015 Book Reviews altered the popular imagination of pesticides. Considered the cornerstone of modern environmentalism, Carson s elegant tale of indiscriminate pesticide use inspired a generation of environmental scholars and activists and helped spur the ban on DDT a decade...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (1): 130–131.
Published: 01 January 2010
... mostofall,theaccelerationoftechnologicailmpactsB. utI sensethathe has simplifieda morecomplexpastto makeitblendwitha forcefurleadingof thepresent. Ken Sylvester UniversitoyfMichigan DDT, SilentSpringa,nd theRiseofEnvironmentalisCmla: ssicTextsE, dited by Thomas R. Dunlap. Seattle: Universityof...
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Agricultural History (2008) 82 (4): 468–495.
Published: 01 October 2008
... of early chemical insecticides as they came to define commercial agriculture between the emergence of Paris green in the 1870s and the popularity of DDT in the 1940s and beyond. Less understood, however, are the underlying mechanics of this transition. This article thus takes up the basic question of how...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 January 2021
... on to the twentieth-century development of poison gases and insecticides for war. The subsequent two chapters each take on a single chemical: the chemical-weapon-turned insecticide-turned-chemical-weapon Zyklon B (hydrocyanic acid) and the World War II pesticide DDT. The section s final chapter summarizes the wartime...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (4): 719–720.
Published: 01 October 2002
... is a postmodem construction (which DeGregori unilaterally con- demns). 720 / Agricultural History DeGregori almost entirely misses the point in his evaluation of DDT as the chief weapon in the war against malaria. Yes, DDT likely deserves less criticism than it gets as an environmental toxin, and yes, DDT...
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Agricultural History (2002) 76 (4): 720–722.
Published: 01 October 2002
... evaluation of DDT as the chief weapon in the war against malaria. Yes, DDT likely deserves less criticism than it gets as an environmental toxin, and yes, DDT is surely less harmful to human health than commonly perceived. But DDT in the past was also surely responsible for wreaking reproductive havoc among...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (1): 3–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... to DDT ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2008 ), 108 , 95 – 96 ; Arkansas Industrial University Experiment Station , The Peach Tree Borer and the Codling Moth , Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 3 ( Little Rock : Press Printing , 1888 ), 3 – 5 . McWilliams identifies...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 January 2021
... 206 Agricultural History useful additions to syllabi in need of a concise history of Zyklon B, DDT or I. G. Farben, for example. But these, and other chapters in the book, would be best paired with works that approach these histories more critically. The Chemical Age primarily offers hagiography...
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Agricultural History (2007) 81 (4): 569–570.
Published: 01 October 2007
... deployed DDT for the first time in field operations in the midst of a typhus epidemic inNaples, Italy. A year laterMarine aviators began flyingDDT missions in thePacific with a breaker-bar spray apparatus first tested at theBanana River Naval Air Station on Florida's east coast. Daniel contends...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 531–535.
Published: 01 July 2021
... human encroachment into nature brings us in contact with mosquito vectors. Both yellow fever virus and the malaria parasite are transmitted by mosquitos, and DDT campaigns were designed to end these diseases. This environmental story is well-known, with the insects developing resistance to DDT, and both...
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Agricultural History (2020) 94 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Carson published Silent Spring, which criticized the scope and breadth of pesticides. Carson s work warned the public about the systemic dangers insecticides and herbicides (especially the insecticide DDT) posed to communities urban and rural, human and nonhuman. The following decade saw protest...
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Agricultural History (2021) 95 (3): 472–499.
Published: 01 July 2021
... 53, no. 9 (1963): 1435; Interview with Rafael Gonzalez M. by Anaís Acosta, Mar. 20, 2010, IOH-UTEP; Interview with Pedro Torres by Anaís Acosta, Jan. 7, 2008, IOH-UTEP. 29. Thomas H. Jukes, “People and Pesticides,” American Scientist 51, no. 3 (Sept. 1963): 358; “Who’s for DDT?” Time 98...
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Agricultural History (2010) 84 (2): 166–175.
Published: 01 April 2010
...: Making the Industrial Countryside in California (Berkley: University of California Press, 1998); Donald Worster, Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979); Thomas Dunlap, DDT: Scientists, Citizens, and Public Policy (Princeton: Princeton University Press...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (4): 549–550.
Published: 01 October 2013
... on an individual level, Engelhardt shows that his family understood farming is a gamble and outlines how and why his father adapted to new methods of cultivation (69). From the adoption of tractors to the use of DDT, he explains how the nature of farming transformed. Farms that relied on diversification...
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Agricultural History (2013) 87 (4): 567–569.
Published: 01 October 2013
... agricultural pests and diseases, area farmers heavily treated the land with pesticides and toxins (including DDT). Fertilizer and pesticide runoff eventually overwhelmed Lake Apopka, making it a dead zone. The federal government bought the farmland in the late 1990s; cleanup and restoration efforts continue...
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Agricultural History (2019) 93 (4): 682–743.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a situation we can see in the case of pest control. Farmers have long sought after effective and efficient modes of pest control. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, which became available on the public market after World War II, seemed to be the perfect pesticide. Developed primarily...
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Agricultural History (2015) 89 (2): 303–304.
Published: 01 April 2015
... available to farmers, such policies result in continued reliance upon chemical insecticides. Angelo then reviews the various classes of pesticides including organochlorines (like DDT) and organophosphates (like Parathion) as well as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and nanotechnology pesticides. Each...