Carson s Silent Spring

Carson s Silent Spring
Author: Joni Seager
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1441132821
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carson s Silent Spring Book Excerpt:

Silent Spring is a watershed moment in the history of environmentalism. Credited with launching the modern environmental movement, it provoked the ban on DDT in the US ten years later and it has been an inspiration for feminist health movements. Yet the shift in public health paradigms that Silent Spring enjoined is possibly its most important legacy; one that is foundational for changing the ways in which we think about the health effects of the chemical immersion that constitutes modern life. In synthesizing a jumble of scientific and medical information into a coherent, readable argument about health and environment, Carson successfully challenged major chemical industries and the prevailing paradigm that modern societies could and should exert mastery over nature at any cost. This book provides an in-depth analysis and contextualisation of Silent Spring. It also surveys the lasting impact the text has had on the environmentalist movement in the last fifty years. Carson's Silent Spring is the first book to provide a full overview of what is a seminal work in the history of environmentalism.

The Myth of Silent Spring

The Myth of Silent Spring
Author: Chad Montrie
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 0520291344
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Silent Spring Book Excerpt:

"The Myth of Silent Spring challenges the widely held belief that Rachel Carson's celebrated 1962 book catalyzed the American environmental movement. While acknowledging the important contribution of Carson's exposâe, this book draws on a bounty of rich sources to push the movement's origins further back in time. It recognizes a long line of overlooked historical actors and identifies several other critical factors behind the rise of modern environmental thinking and protest. Recovering this slighted history helps us to better understand who should count as an 'environmentalist' and what should count as 'environmentalism,' essential insights for building a hardy environmental movement today and in the future"--Provided by publishe

Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Nikki Springer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351352865
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Book Excerpt:

Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring is one of the few books that can claim to be epoch-making. Its closely reasoned attack on the use of pesticides in American agriculture helped thrust environmental consciousness to the fore of modern politics and policy, creating the regulatory landscape we know today. The book is also a monument to the power of closely reasoned argument – built from well organised and carefully evidenced points that are not merely persuasive, but designed to be irrefutable. Indeed, it had to be: upon its publication, the chemical industry utilised all its resources to attempt to discredit both Silent Spring and Carson herself – to no avail. The central argument of the book is that the indiscriminate use of pesticides encouraged by post-war advances in agriculture and chemistry was deeply harmful to plants, animals and the whole environment, with devastating effects that went far beyond protecting crops. At the time, the argument directly contradicted government policy and scientific orthodoxy – and many studies that corroborated Carson’s views were deliberately suppressed by hostile business interests. Carson, however, gathered, organised and set out the evidence in Silent Spring in a way that proved her contentions without a doubt. While environmental battles still rage, few now deny the strength and persuasiveness of her reasoning.

Before Silent Spring

Before Silent Spring
Author: James C. Whorton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2015-03-08
ISBN: 1400871808
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Silent Spring Book Excerpt:

Modern consumers are well aware that the food they eat is tainted by pesticidal residues; they are less aware that their great-grandparents faced the same hazard. James C. Whorton's history of this public health menace emphasizes that insecticides have been contaminating produce since the introduction of chemical pesticides in the 1860s. The book examines the period before the publication of Rachel Carson's famous Silent Spring, tracing the origins of the residue problem and exploring the complicated network of interest groups that formed around the issue. The author shows how economic necessities, technological limitations, and pressures on regulatory agencies have brought us to "our present dilemma of seemingly having to poison our food in order to protect it." In Part I, the agricultural and medical literature of the past century is used to analyze the emergence by 1920 of a public health danger of serious proportions. Part II draws heavily on the unpublished records of the Food and Drug Administration to document how the ineffective handling of this danger established precedents for present pesticide abuses. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring
Author: Alex MacGillivray
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN: 1448873649
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring Book Excerpt:

With our "green revolution" gearing up on all fronts, there couldn't be a timelier book than Understanding Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Written at a time when science writing and literature didn't mesh and when people didn't care or think about the environment, pollutants, or preserving natural resources, Silent Spring not only exposed the dangers of pesticides but became one of the most influential manifestos on environmental issues. This book explores Silent Spring's historical context and its influence on and repercussions for the world.

Silent Spring Revisited

Silent Spring Revisited
Author: American Chemical Society,Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Insect pests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Revisited Book Excerpt:

"Based on a symposium on the topics posed in Rachel Carson'sSilent spring, held in Philadelphia, August 1984".

Bodenschutzrecht in Der EU

Bodenschutzrecht in Der EU
Author: Stephan Mitschang
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9783631574614
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bodenschutzrecht in Der EU Book Excerpt:

In view of the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection of the European Commission and the draft of the European Soil Protection Framework Directive, a symposium on the topic «Strategies for legislating soil protection in the European Union» was held in March 2007 at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. At the centre of the symposium were reports on EU thematic soil protection strategies and the soil protection framework presented in the draft by six different European countries (Spain, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Austria, and Germany), providing an overview of the state of soil protection laws in these member states. The conference transcript includes these individual reports as well as the symposium's most important findings. Ausgehend von der thematischen Bodenschutzstrategie der EU und der im Entwurf vorliegenden Bodenschutz-Rahmenrichtlinie hat im März 2007 an der Technischen Universität Berlin ein Symposium unter dem Thema «Strategien für den gesetzlichen Bodenschutz in der Europäischen Union» stattgefunden. Im Mittelpunkt des Symposiums standen Berichte aus sechs verschiedenen europäischen Ländern (Spanien, Polen, Finnland, Dänemark, Österreich und Deutschland), die einen Überblick zum Stand des Bodenschutzrechts in diesen Mitgliedstaaten gaben und Anforderungen an eine künftige Europäische Bodenschutz-Rahmenrichtlinie formulierten. Die einzelnen Länderberichte sowie die wichtigsten Ergebnisse, die im Rahmen des Symposiums erarbeitet wurden, enthält dieser Tagungsband.

American Environmentalism

American Environmentalism
Author: J. Michael Martinez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN: 1466559713
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Environmentalism Book Excerpt:

Protecting the natural environment and promoting sustainability have become important objectives, but achieving such goals presents myriad challenges for even the most committed environmentalist. American Environmentalism: Philosophy, History, and Public Policy examines whether competing interests can be reconciled while developing consistent, cohe

Guide to U S Environmental Policy

Guide to U S  Environmental Policy
Author: Sally K. Fairfax,Edmund Russell
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2014-08-14
ISBN: 1483359328
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to U S Environmental Policy Book Excerpt:

Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy provides the analytical connections showing readers how issues and actions are translated into public policies and persistent institutions for resolving or managing environmental conflict in the U.S. The guide highlights a complex decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. The book’s topical, operational, and relational essays address development of U.S. environmental policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer environmental policies, and the challenges of balancing conservation and preservation against economic development, the ongoing debates related to turning environmental concerns into environmental management, and the role of the U.S. in international organizations that facilitate global environmental governance. Key Features: 30 essays by leading conservationists and scholars in the field investigate the fundamental political, social, and economic processes and forces driving policy decisions about the protection and future of the environment. Essential themes traced through the chapters include natural resource allocation and preservation, human health, rights of indigenous peoples, benefits of recycling, economic and other policy areas impacted by responses to green concerns, international cooperation, and immediate and long-term costs associated with environmental policy. The essays explore the impact made by key environmental policymakers, presidents, and politicians, as well as the topical issues that have influenced U.S. environmental public policy from the colonial period to the present day. A summary of regulatory agencies for environmental policy, a selected bibliography, and a thorough index are included. This must-have reference for political science and public policy students who seek to understand the forces that U.S. environmental policy is suitable for academic, public, high school, government, and professional libraries.

Forged in Crisis

Forged in Crisis
Author: Nancy Koehn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 1501174444
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forged in Crisis Book Excerpt:

Presents a portrait of five extraordinary figures--Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson--to illuminate how great leaders are made in times of adversity and the diverse skills they summon in order to prevail.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Eminent Lives in Twentieth century Science Religion

Eminent Lives in Twentieth century Science   Religion
Author: Nicolaas A. Rupke
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9783631581209
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eminent Lives in Twentieth century Science Religion Book Excerpt:

Can science and religion coexist in harmony? Or is conflict inevitable? In this volume an international team of distinguished scholars addresses these enduring yet urgent questions by examining the lives of thirteen eminent twentieth-century scientists whose careers were marked by the interaction of science and religion: Rachel Carson, Charles A. Coulson, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Arthur S. Eddington, Albert Einstein, Ronald A. Fisher, Julian Huxley, Pascual Jordan, Robert A. Millikan, Ivan P. Pavlov, Michael I. Pupin, Abdus Salam, and Edward O. Wilson. The richly empirical studies show a diversity of creative engagements between science and religion that defy efforts to set the two at odds.

Taking Stock of Environmental Assessment

Taking Stock of Environmental Assessment
Author: Jane Holder,Senior Lecturer Faculty of Laws Jane Holder,Donald McGillivray
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-11-13
ISBN: 113539251X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Stock of Environmental Assessment Book Excerpt:

This edited collection analyzes the appropriate balance between conservation and development and the place for participation and popular protest in environmental assessment. Examining the relationship between law, environmental governance and the regulation of decision-making, this volume takes a reflective and contextual approach, using wide range of theories, to explore the key features of modern environmental assessment. This collection of work from experts in the area in the US and Europe provides a detailed treatment of key issues in environmental assessment, encouraging an appreciation of where environmental assessment has come from and how it could develop in the future. A 'stocktaking' exercise, this volume encompasses a broad range of concerns, timescales and legal and policy contexts. Individual chapters include discussions on: the development of EIA in the United States and Europe the interrelation of environmental assessment with other regulatory regimes (water protection, environmental justice initiatives, the European spatial strategy) the prospects for the digitalization of the environmental assessment process the development and use of environmental impact assessment by the European Commission, the UN/ECE and NGOs. Looking at the roots and current state of environmental assessment in the US and Europe and giving the reader a good sense of the political, scientific and technological settings in which environmental assessment has developed, this book critically examines the dilemmas the law has found itself in since the regulation of environmental assessment.

Minding Nature

Minding Nature
Author: David Macauley
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1996-03-29
ISBN: 9781572300583
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minding Nature Book Excerpt:

Philosophers, Henri Bergson once observed, "seem to philosophize as if they were sealed in the privacy of their study and did not live on a planet surrounded by the vast organic world of animals, plants, insects, and protozoa." Providing a solid overview of ecological philosophy and original insights into this developing field, Minding Nature focuses on some of the most influential thinkers who, in fact, have emphasized our natural relations to the earth, our social creations, and each other. Combining philosophy, ecology, and political theory, chapters thoroughly examine, critique, and build upon the ideas of such luminaries as Thomas Hobbes, Martin Heidegger, Ernst Bloch, Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Barry Commoner, Rachel Carson, and Jrgen Habermas, among others. Each thinker considered has contributed significantly to both contemporary discussion and historical understanding of political, epistemological, or social aspects related to nature and, with several exceptions, stimulated constructive dialogue within progressive, democratic, and radical left circles. By challenging the notion that conservation is inherently politically conservative or that our oikos (home) must be rendered uniformly economic where ecology is concerned, they enable us to rethink the possibility of creating a more democratic and ecological society.

But is it True

But is it True
Author: Aaron Wildavsky
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 588
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780674089235
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

But is it True Book Excerpt:

Amid the chaos of questions and conflicting information, Aaron Wildavsky arrives with just what the beleaguered citizen needs: a clear, fair, and factual look at how the rival claims of environmentalists and industrialists work, what they mean, and where to start sorting them out.

Entomology Ecology and Agriculture

Entomology  Ecology and Agriculture
Author: Paolo Palladino
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1134959141
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entomology Ecology and Agriculture Book Excerpt:

This study is facilitated by following economic entomologists' and ecologists' changing ideas about different pest control strategies, chiefly 'chemical', 'biological', and 'integrated' control. The author then follows the efforts of one specific group of entomologists, at the University of California, over three generations from their advocacy of 'biological' controls in the 1930s and 40s, through their shifting attention to the development of an 'integrated pest management' in the context of 'big biology' during the 1970s.

Seeing Our Planet Whole A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observation

Seeing Our Planet Whole  A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observation
Author: Harry Eyres
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-09-22
ISBN: 3319406035
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Our Planet Whole A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observation Book Excerpt:

This book shows how our new-found ability to observe the Earth from “the necessary distance” has wide and profound cultural and ethical implications. First of all, it is the outcome of speculations and investigations of human beings in relation to their home planet carried out over millennia. In particular, it reveals a split between the ancient idea of the Earth as nurturing mother and the more recent conception of the Earth as a neutral resource able to be infinitely exploited by humankind. The 1968 Earthrise photograph, showing the beauty and fragility of the Earth, helped spark a worldwide environmental movement; now the comprehensive coverage of global change provided by satellites has the potential to convince us beyond reasonable doubt of the huge alterations being wrought upon the Earth and its climate system as a result of human actions, and of the need to act more responsibly.

Dreamers Visionaries and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Dreamers  Visionaries  and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences
Author: Oren Harman,Michael R. Dietrich
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-07-20
ISBN: 022657007X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreamers Visionaries and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences Book Excerpt:

What are the conditions that foster true novelty and allow visionaries to set their eyes on unknown horizons? What have been the challenges that have spawned new innovations, and how have they shaped modern biology? In Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences, editors Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich explore these questions through the lives of eighteen exemplary biologists who had grand and often radical ideas that went far beyond the run-of-the-mill science of their peers. From the Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who coined the word “biology” in the early nineteenth century, to the American James Lovelock, for whom the Earth is a living, breathing organism, these dreamers innovated in ways that forced their contemporaries to reexamine comfortable truths. With this collection readers will follow Jane Goodall into the hidden world of apes in African jungles and Francis Crick as he attacks the problem of consciousness. Join Mary Lasker on her campaign to conquer cancer and follow geneticist George Church as he dreams of bringing back woolly mammoths and Neanderthals. In these lives and the many others featured in these pages, we discover visions that were sometimes fantastical, quixotic, and even threatening and destabilizing, but always a challenge to the status quo.

The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought

The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought
Author: Joseph Edward De Steiguer
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2006-09-15
ISBN: 9780816524617
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought Book Excerpt:

The Origins of Modern Environmental Thought provides readers with a concise and lively introduction to the seminal thinkers who created the modern environmental movement and inspired activism and policy change. Beginning with a brief overview of the works of Thoreau, Mill, Malthus, Leopold, and others, de Steiguer examines some of the earliest philosophies that underlie the field. He then describes major socioeconomic factors in postÐWorld War II America that created the milieu in which the modern environmental movement began, with the publication of Rachel CarsonÕs Silent Spring. The following chapters offer summaries and critical reviews of landmark works by scholars who helped shape and define modern environmentalism. Among others, de Steiguer examines works by Barry Commoner, Paul Ehrlich, Kenneth Boulding, Garrett Hardin, Herman Daly, and Arne Naess. He describes the growth of the environmental movement from 1962 to 1973 and explains a number of factors that led to a decline in environmental interest during the mid-1970s. He then reveals changes in environmental awareness in the 1980s and concludes with commentary on the movement through 2004. Updated and revised from The Age of Environmentalism, this expanded edition includes three new chapters on Stewart Udall, Roderick Nash, and E. F. Schumacher, as well as a new concluding chapter, bibliography, and updated material throughout. This primer on the history and development of environmental consciousness and the many modern scholars who have shaped the movement will be useful to students in all branches of environmental studies and philosophy, as well as biology, economics, and physics.

Fifty One Key Feminist Thinkers

Fifty One Key Feminist Thinkers
Author: Lori J. Marso
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1317192753
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty One Key Feminist Thinkers Book Excerpt:

The feminist thinkers in this collection are the designated "fifty-one key feminist thinkers," historical and contemporary, and also the authors of the entries. Collected here are fifty-one key thinkers and fifty-one authors, recognizing that women are fifty-one percent of the population. There are actually one hundred and two thinkers collected in these pages, as each author is a feminist thinker, too: scholars, writers, poets, and activists, well-established and emerging, old and young and in-between. These feminists speak the languages of art, politics, literature, education, classics, gender studies, film, queer theory, global affairs, political theory, science fiction, African American studies, sociology, American studies, geography, history, philosophy, poetry, and psychoanalysis. Speaking in all these diverse tongues, conversations made possible by feminist thinking are introduced and engaged. Key figures include: Simone de Beauvoir Doris Lessing Toni Morrison Cindy Sherman Octavia Butler Marina Warner Elizabeth Cady Stanton Chantal Akerman Betty Friedan Audre Lorde Margaret Fuller Sappho Adrienne Rich Each entry is supported by a list of the thinker’s major works, along with further reading suggestions. An ideal resource for students and academics alike, this text will appeal to all those interested in the fields of gender studies, women’s studies and women’s history and politics.