The Excellent Powder
Instructions: Does this book make it’s case? What are the strong and weak points of its arguement? Should we do more science before taking actions like the DDT ban? You need to discuss these issues withing the context of the arguement presented in the book (not that you have to agree with it, but I want you to comment on the discussion made by the authors).
Discussion: I want you to consider both this book and Silent Spring. Did we do the right thing in banning DDT the way we did given what has happened?
Link to book:http://books.google.com/books?id=S2fvZsZwgQ4C&pg=PA45&lpg=PA45&dq=The+Excellent+Powder.+DDT%E2%80%99s+Political+and+Scientific+History.pdf&source=bl&ots=DyXTsMFag0&sig=8iJRBmWvr4_HxDbpa7Z15EfWHDA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=4vtEUo_xIYbW9ATS24HICQ&sqi=2&ved=0CEgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=The%20Excellent%20Powder.%20DDT%E2%80%99s%20Political%20and%20Scientific%20History.pdf&f=false