DDT and the American Century

DDT and the American Century

Global Health, Environmental Politics, and the Pesticide That Changed the World

Book - 2011
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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. The banning of DDT in the United States in 1972 is generally regarded as a signal triumph for the American environmental movement. Yet DDT's function as a tool of U.S. foreign policy and its use in international development projects designed to solve problems of disease and famine made it an integral component of the so-called American Century.--[book cover]
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780807835098
0807835099
Branch Call Number: 632.9517 KIN
Characteristics: xiv, 256 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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