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From reviews of the first edition: "Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study [how] the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time."--David W. Orr, from Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect"The Death of Ramon Gonzalez is a blockbuster. In a dramatic, readable story, Wright has provided a new way of looking at the tragic human and environmental consequences of chemical-dependent agriculture."--Wes Jackson, The Land Institute<P>The Death of Ramon Gonzalez has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.<P>This revised edition of The Death of Ramon Gonzalez updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called "the modern agricultural dilemma" should now be thought of as a "twenty-first century dilemma" that involves far more than agriculture.

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When migrant farm worker Ram<'o>n Gonz<'a>lez died in 1981 in the Mixtec area of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, his father and other members of his community pointed to pesticide poisoning as a probable cause of his death. Wright (emeritus, environmental studies, California State U.) investigates the causes of Gonz<'a>lez's death in terms of the system that encourages the use of dangerous agricultural pesticides, even after they are well known to pose significant human health hazards. For Wright, the dangers posed by pesticide use are intimately tied up with social, economic, and political issues connected with modern agriculture. This edition of the 1990 work includes a new afterword that updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development and reconsiders the issues raised within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

When migrant farm worker Ram<'o>n Gonz<'a>lez died in 1981 in the Mixtec area of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, his father and other members of his community pointed to pesticide poisoning as a probable cause of his death. Wright (emeritus, environmental studies, California State U.) investigates the causes of Gonz<'a>lez's death in terms of the system that encourages the use of dangerous agricultural pesticides, even after they are well known to pose significant human health hazards. For Wright, the dangers posed by pesticide use are intimately tied up with social, economic, and political issues connected with modern agriculture. This edition of the 1990 work includes a new afterword that updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development and reconsiders the issues raised within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From reviews of the first edition: Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study how the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time.--David W. Orr, from Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human ProspectThe Death of Ramon Gonzalez is a blockbuster. In a dramatic, readable story, Wright has provided a new way of looking at the tragic human and environmental consequences of chemical-dependent agriculture.--Wes Jackson, The Land Institute

The Death of Ramon Gonzalez has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.

This revised edition of The Death of Ramon Gonzalez updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called the modern agricultural dilemma should now be thought of as a twenty-first century dilemma that involves far more than agriculture.

Synopsis:

The Death of Ramon Gonzalez has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.

This revised edition of The Death of Ramon Gonzalez updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called the modern agricultural dilemma should now be thought of as a twenty-first century dilemma that involves far more than agriculture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292712683
Author:
Wright, Angus
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Author:
Wright, Angus Lindsay
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Pesticides
Subject:
Agricultural laborers -- Health and hygiene.
Subject:
Pesticides - Health aspects - Mexico
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.08x6.10x1.19 in. 1.38 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From reviews of the first edition: Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study how the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time.--David W. Orr, from Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human ProspectThe Death of Ramon Gonzalez is a blockbuster. In a dramatic, readable story, Wright has provided a new way of looking at the tragic human and environmental consequences of chemical-dependent agriculture.--Wes Jackson, The Land Institute

The Death of Ramon Gonzalez has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.

This revised edition of The Death of Ramon Gonzalez updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called the modern agricultural dilemma should now be thought of as a twenty-first century dilemma that involves far more than agriculture.

"Synopsis" by , The Death of Ramon Gonzalez has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.

This revised edition of The Death of Ramon Gonzalez updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called the modern agricultural dilemma should now be thought of as a twenty-first century dilemma that involves far more than agriculture.

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