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

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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.

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'The book is a splendid international overview of a problem of growing importance.'
International Journal of Environmental Statics
'Beyond Silent Spring gives an excellent review of IPM practices and of how pesticides can be integrated into IPM with minimum environmental risk. Ideas are also put forward for the better management of hazardous chemicals on an international level. Beyond Silent Spring is extremely well referenced with input from experts in a wide variety of disciplines. ... Beyond Silent Spring is a valuable text book in its own right. This book will be of interest to both academics and industrialists and also to anyone with an interest in environmental issues.'
Integrated Pest Management Reviews, 4 (1999)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412728006
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/30/1996
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (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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