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Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival The Remaking of American Environmentalism

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ISBN-10: 0262512475

ISBN-13: 9780262512473

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michael Egan

List price: $28.00
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For over half a century, the biologist Barry Commoner has been one of the most prominent and charismatic defenders of the American environment, appearing on the cover of Timemagazine in 1970 as the standard-bearer of "the emerging science of survival." In Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival,Michael Egan examines Commoner's social and scientific activism and charts an important shift in American environmental values since World War II. Throughout his career, Commoner believed that scientists had a social responsibility, and that one of their most important obligations was to provide citizens with accessible scientific information so they could be included in public debates that…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946

Michael Egan is Associate Professor of History at McMaster University and Director of the Sustainable Future History Project.

Preface
Introduction: The New Apparatus
In the Thunderclap's Wake
Guarding the Public
The New Jeremiad
When Scientists Disagree
Biological Capital
The "Other" Environmentalism
Conclusion: If We Would Know Life
Notes
Bibliography
Index