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The Resource The invention of ecocide : Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the scientists who changed the way we think about the environment, David Zierler

The invention of ecocide : Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the scientists who changed the way we think about the environment, David Zierler

Label
The invention of ecocide : Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the scientists who changed the way we think about the environment
Title
The invention of ecocide
Title remainder
Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the scientists who changed the way we think about the environment
Statement of responsibility
David Zierler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the public increasingly questioned the war in Vietnam, a group of American scientists deeply concerned about the use of Agent Orange and other herbicides started a movement to ban what they called "ecocide." David Zierler traces this movement, starting in the 1940s, when weed killer was developed in agricultural circles and theories of counterinsurgency were studied by the military. These two trajectories converged in 1961 with Operation Ranch Hand, the joint U.S.-South Vietnamese mission to use herbicidal warfare as a means to defoliate large areas of enemy territory. Driven by the idea that humans were altering the world's ecology for the worse, a group of scientists relentlessly challenged Pentagon assurances of safety, citing possible long-term environmental and health effects. It wasn't until 1970 that the scientists gained access to sprayed zones confirming that a major ecological disaster had occurred. Their findings convinced the U.S. government to renounce first use of herbicides in future wars and, Zierler argues, fundamentally reoriented thinking about warfare and environmental security in the next forty years. Incorporating in-depth interviews, unique archival collections, and recently declassified national security documents, Zierler examines the movement to ban ecocide as it played out amid the rise of a global environmental consciousness and growing disillusionment with the containment policies of the cold war era. -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Zierler, David
Dewey number
576.8/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GF75
LC item number
.Z54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nature
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Agent Orange
  • Agent Orange
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Nature
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Agent Orange
  • Agent Orange
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
The invention of ecocide : Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the scientists who changed the way we think about the environment, David Zierler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An etymology of ecocide -- Agent Orange before Vietnam -- Gadgets and guerrillas -- Herbicidal warfare -- Science, ethics, and dissent -- Surveying a catastrope -- Against protocol -- Conclusion: ecocide and international security
Control code
673414854
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780820338262
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)673414854
Label
The invention of ecocide : Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the scientists who changed the way we think about the environment, David Zierler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- An etymology of ecocide -- Agent Orange before Vietnam -- Gadgets and guerrillas -- Herbicidal warfare -- Science, ethics, and dissent -- Surveying a catastrope -- Against protocol -- Conclusion: ecocide and international security
Control code
673414854
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780820338262
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010044005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)673414854

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