Advisory Committee on Pesticides
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  • Carson, Rachel. 1962. Silent Spring. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Carson, Rachel. 1962. New Yorker.

    General Histories

    • Graham, Frank, Jr. 1970. Since Silent Spring. (As orientation, all characters are mentioned here, however briefly.)
    • Bosso, Christopher J. 1987. Pesticides and Politics: The Life Cycle of a Public Issue.
    • Brooks, Paul. 1972. The House of Life: Rachel Carson at Work. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin.
    • Dunlap, Thomas. 1981. DDT: Scientists, Citizens and Public Policy.
    • Lear, Linda. 1997. Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. New York, NY: Henry Holt.
    • McWilliams, James E. 2008. American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT. New York, NY: Columbia Univ. Press.
    • Mellanby, Kenneth. 1992. The DDT Story. Unwin Brothers.
    • Murphy, Priscilla Coit. 2005/2007. What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
    • Russell, Edmund. 2001. War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring.
    • Whorton, James. 1974. Before "Silent Spring": Pesticides and Public Health in pre-DDT America.

    Historical Sources (available in 1963)

    Other Relevant Articles

    • Russell, Edmund. 1999. "The Strange Career of DDT: Experts, Federal Capacity and Environmentalism in World War II," Technology and Culture 40:770-796.
    • Gunter, Valerie J. and Craig K. Harris. 1998. "Noisy Winter: the DDT Controversy in the Years Before Silent Spring," Rural Sociology 63: 179-198.
    • Lear, Linda. 1992. "Bombshell in Beltsville: The USDA and the Challenge of Silent Spring," Agricultural History 66:151-170
    • Wang, Zuoyue. 1997. "Responding to Silent Spring: Scientists, Popular Science Communication and Environmental Policy in the Kennedy Years," Science Communication 19: 141-163
    • MacIntyre, Angus A. 1987. "Why Pesticides Received Extensive Use in America: A Political Economy of Pest Management to 1970." National Resources Journal 27:534-577.
    • Buhs, Joshua. 2002. "Dead Cows on a Georgia Field: Mapping the Cultural Landscape of the Post-World War II American Pesticide Controversies," Environmental History 7:99-121.
    • Buhs, Joshua. 2004. The Fire Ant Wars. University of Chicago Press.
    • Buhs, Joshua. 2002. "The Fire Ant Wars: Nature and Science in the Pesticide Controversies of the Late Twentieth Century", Isis 93: 377-400.
    • Buhs, Joshua. 2002. "Dead Cows on a Georgia Field: Mapping the cultural landscape of the post-World War II American pesticide controversies." Environmental History.
    • Jukes, Thomas. 1971. "D.D.T., Human Health and the Environment." Environmental Affairs 1(Nov.): 534-564.

    Simulation assembled by Douglas Allchin. || last revised November 7, 2009