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Product Description: Winner of the History of Science Society's Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize in the History of Science.From the early exploits of Teddy Roosevelt in Africa to blockbuster films such as March of the Penguins, Gregg Mitman's Reel Nature reveals how changing values, scientific developments, and new technologies have come to shape American encounters with wildlife on and off the big screen...read more

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9780674715714 | Harvard Univ Pr, December 15, 1999, cover price $31.50 | About this edition: Americans have had a long-standing love affair with the wilderness.

Paperback:

9780295988863 | Univ of Washington Pr, June 15, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Winner of the History of Science Society's Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize in the History of Science.

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Allergy is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. More than fifty million Americans suffer from allergies, and they spend an estimated $18 billion coping with them. Yet despite advances in biomedicine and enormous investment in research over the past fifty years, the burden of allergic disease continues to grow. Why have we failed to reverse this trend?Breathing Space offers an intimate portrait of how allergic disease has shaped American culture, landscape, and life. Drawing on environmental, medical, and cultural history and the life stories of people, plants, and insects, Mitman traces how America’s changing environment from the late 1800s to the present day has led to the epidemic growth of allergic disease. We have seen a never-ending stream of solutions to combat allergies, from hay fever resorts, herbicides, and air-conditioned homes to numerous potions and pills. But, as Mitman shows, despite the quest for a magic bullet, none of the attempted solutions has succeeded. Until we address how our changing environment—physical, biological, social, and economic—has helped to create America’s allergic landscape, that hoped-for success will continue to elude us.

Hardcover:

9780300110357 | 1 edition (Yale Univ Pr, May 28, 2007), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: Allergy is the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States.

Paperback:

9780300143157 | Yale Univ Pr, August 5, 2008, cover price $22.00

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By Lorraine Daston (editor) and Gregg Mitman (editor)

Hardcover:

9780231130387 | Columbia Univ Pr, March 30, 2005, cover price $90.00

Paperback:

9780231130394 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 15, 2006, cover price $30.00

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Product Description: Although science may claim to be "objective," scientists cannot avoid the influence of their own values on their research. In The State of Nature, Gregg Mitman examines the relationship between issues in early twentieth-century American society and the sciences of evolution and ecology to reveal how explicit social and political concerns influenced the scientific agenda of biologists at the University of Chicago and throughout the United States during the first half of this century...read more

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9780226532363 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1992, cover price $106.00 | About this edition: Although science may claim to be "objective," scientists cannot avoid the influence of their own values on their research.

Paperback:

9780226532370 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 1, 1992, cover price $43.00 | About this edition: Although science may claim to be "objective," scientists cannot avoid the influence of their own values on their research.

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