Beyond Silent Spring: Integrated pest management and chemical safety / Edition 1

Beyond Silent Spring: Integrated pest management and chemical safety / Edition 1

by H.F. van Emden, David B. Peakall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0412728001

ISBN-13: 9780412728006

Pub. Date: 06/30/1996

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The 1962 edition publication of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring generated unprecedented concern about the environmental and health problems associated with two decades of widespread use of synthetic pesticides. Over thirty years later, Beyond Silent Spring provides a comprehensive distillation of current views on the issues it raised. With heightened

Overview

The 1962 edition publication of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring generated unprecedented concern about the environmental and health problems associated with two decades of widespread use of synthetic pesticides. Over thirty years later, Beyond Silent Spring provides a comprehensive distillation of current views on the issues it raised. With heightened international concern for the environment, and increased emphasis on the need for an integrated approach to the use and control of chemicals, this volume also provides an invaluable review of the successes and limitations of recent regimes of pest and polluting chemical management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412728006
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/30/1996
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Table of acronyms. Foreword. Preface. Introduction. The world of chemicals. The integrated approach. Pressures on pesticides in IPM. Principles of IPM. The practice of pest management in developing countries. Social and economic aspects of integrated pest management in developing countries. Hazard assessment of persistent chemicals in the environment. Non-pesticidal chemicals that impact agriculture. The international approach to integrated pest management and life cycle analysis of chemicals. A look into the future. Index.

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