Michelle's Reviews > American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT

American Pests by James McWilliams
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Sep 29, 08

bookshelves: science, environment
Read in September, 2008

Interesting book about the history of the intersection of insects, agriculture and agriculture policy, pesticides, and the environment. I skimmed a lot of it, but really liked the final chapter on Rachel Carson and Silent Spring. It would have been better as a New Yorker article.
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