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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction. "the dunghill of men's passions": The Insect Paradox 1. "the insect tribes still maintain their ground": Insects and Early Americans 2. "there is no Royal Road to the destruction of bugs": The Rise of the Professionals 3. "Let us conquer space": Breaking the Plains and Fighting the Insects 4. "a great schemer": Charles V. Riley and the Broken Promises of Early Insecticides 5. "let us spray": Mosquitoes, War, and Chemicals 6. "vot iss de effidence?": Residues, Regulations, and the Politics of Protecting Insecticides 7. "complaints are coming in": A Year in the Life of an Insecticide Nation, 1938 8. "Let's put our heads together and start a new country up": Silent Springs and Loud Protests Epilogue. "Some very learned men are the greatest fools in the world": In Praise of Localism Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Insect pests -- Control -- United States -- History.
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- United States.
Pesticides -- Political aspects -- United States.
Ethnoentomology -- United States.