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Barry Commoner's Contribution to the Environmental Movement

Science and Social Action, 1st Edition

By Mary Lee Dunn

Edited by David L Kriebel


92 pages

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Few people have made greater contributions to protecting and improving the environment than the scientist, teacher, activist Dr. Barry Commoner. For half a century, Dr. Commoner has been an international leader in the environmental movement. On the occasion of his eightieth birthday, a symposium was held at which invited speakers discussed his contributions to a wide range of environmental issues. This book, collecting many of the invited papers, provides fascinating insights into the life and work of one of the twentieth century's most influential scientists and social activists. Chapters contributed by other activists, scientists, and scholars including Ralph Nader, Tony Mazzocchi and Peter Montague cover many of Dr. Commoner's major contributions.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Barry Commoner: The Father of Grass-Roots Environmentalism, Peter Montague

Chapter 2: The Day Before Yesterday: The Committees for Nuclear and Environmental Information, Virginia Warner Brodine

Chapter 3: Crossing Paths: Science and the Working Class, Tony Mazzocchi

Chapter 4: Real Junk Science: The Corruption of Science by Corporate Money, Ralph Nader

Chapter 5: Barry Commoner's Science: An Anecdotal Overview, Danny Kohl

Chapter 6: Barry Commoner and the Hamburger Story: Can Ideology Prevail Over Science?, Piero Dolara

Chapter 7: The Contribution of Barry Commoner to the Renewal of the Italian Left, Giovanni Berlinguer

Chapter 8: Barry Commoner's Day, Chicco Testa

Chapter 9: What is Yet to Be Done, Barry Commoner



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Work, Health and Environment Series

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Subject Categories

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PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health