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DDT Scientists, citizens, and public policy by Thomas R. Dunlap

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States,
  • History,
  • Pesticides,
  • DDT (Insecticide),
  • Environmental aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7757091M
ISBN 100691046808
ISBN 109780691046808

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