Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes

Breathing Space: How Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscapes

by Gregg Mitman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 030014315X

ISBN-13: 9780300143157

Pub. Date: 08/04/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book offers an intimate portrait of the ways allergic disease has shaped American culture, landscape, and life. Through the life stories of people, plants, and insects, Gregg Mitman reveals how our changing environment-physical, biological, social, and economic-has helped to create America's allergic landscape and why solutions to combat hay fever and asthma have

Overview

This book offers an intimate portrait of the ways allergic disease has shaped American culture, landscape, and life. Through the life stories of people, plants, and insects, Gregg Mitman reveals how our changing environment-physical, biological, social, and economic-has helped to create America's allergic landscape and why solutions to combat hay fever and asthma have failed.

About the Author:
Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and professor of medical history and science and technology studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of two award-winning books and many journal and scholarly articles on history of science topics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300143157
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     1
Hay Fever Holiday     10
When Pollen Became Poison     52
The Last Resorts     89
Choking Cities     130
On the Home Front     167
An Inhaler in Every Pocket     206
Epilogue     251
Notes     255
Index     297

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