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The Invention of Ecocide.

The Invention of Ecocide

David Zierier

University of Georgia Press

330 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30602-4901

0820338273, $24.95, www.ugapress.org

The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment provides a rich blend of military and scientific history packaged in a lively narrative and is a pick for science and military holdings alike. It traces the movement banning 'ecocide' which began in the 1940s when weed killer was developed for agriculture and its military applications were studied, tracing developments to modern times when scientists confirmed major ecological disaster occurred from herbicide use in war. Interviews, archives, and recently declassified national security documents examine the movement to ban ecocide in this hard-hitting survey.

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Title Annotation:The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Oct 1, 2011
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