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Barcode30053003303321
StatusIn Process - Materials
LocationParis-Bourbon
Call No632 VONH
TitleThe chemical age : how chemists fought famine and disease, killed millions, and changed our relationship with the earth / Frank A. von Hippel.
AuthorVon Hippel, Frank A. (Frank Arthur), author.
CollectionOn Order Book
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In Process - MaterialsParis-Bourbon30053003303321632 VONH10/9/2020 In Process - Materials

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Personal Name Von Hippel, Frank A. author. (Frank Arthur),
Title Statement The chemical age : how chemists fought famine and disease, killed millions, and changed our relationship with the earth / Frank A. von Hippel.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Physical Description xiii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-353) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Part 1: Famine. Potato blight (1586-1883) -- Part 2: Plague. Marsh fever (2700 BCE-1902) ; Black vomit (1793-1953) ; Jail fever (1489-1958) ; Black death (541-1922) -- Part 3: War. Synthetic chemicals of war (423 BCE-1920) ; Zyklon (1917-1947) ; DDT (1939-1950) ; I. G. Farben (1916-1959) -- Part 4: Ecology. Resistance (1945-1962) ; Silent Spring (1962-1964) ; Wonder and humility (1962-The Future)..
Summary, Etc. "It has been nearly 60 years since the publication of Silent Spring, in which Rachel Carson brought to light evidence of the devastating ecological effects of pesticides. This book, by Frank von Hippel, is a sweeping history of these chemicals and our complicated relationship with them. It shows how they've made the modern world possible, while at the same time threatening its essential fabric. "This book starts with a tragedy that led scientists on an urgent mission to prevent famine with chemicals," von Hippel writes in his manuscript's Prologue. "It ends with the realization that those chemicals were insidiously damaging human health and driving species toward extinction." Along the way, we learn how pesticides' destructive legacy led to the environmental movement and made possible a new era of ecological thinking"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pesticides Environmental aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Environmentalism History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Pesticides History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Chemical weapons History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Chemical industry Environmental aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Human ecology History.

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