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Daily Poison

Pesticides - an Underestimated Danger

Authors: Zaller, Johann G

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  • Sheds light on the usage and circulation of pesticides
  • Informs about the consequences of pesticides to nature, health and environment
  • Offers alternative concepts to the use of pesticides
  • Discusses the sustainable use of pesticides
  • Written by an expert in the field and based on scientific research and literature
  • Succinctly and concisely communicated in an easy-to-read-manner
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About this book

This book is a sound science report about the consequences of pesticides to nature, health and environment.

The book shares essential insights into the use of pesticides in agriculture, discusses the politics, rhetoric and profits involved, addresses the potential health and ecological risks of pesticides in our daily lives, and debates possible solutions. Does sustainable agriculture exist, and is agriculture without pesticides possible at all?

Moreover, the author gives insight into his scientific work, the set-up of the experiments, and also writes about his very own experiences with the media and press after publication of his studies.

For many years, Johann G. Zaller, an ecologist at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, and his team, have been researching applied chemicals and their effects on the environment. Their findings, together with relevant literature and media reports, are presented in this book, which offers a unique resource for anyone who wants to know the nature and background of pesticides and how we come into contact with them in our daily lives. 

Ever ate an apple? Read this book!

        

About the authors

Johann G. Zaller is Associate Professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria. He studied biology, botany and ecology at the Universities of Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria. During his postgraduate research career he worked and studied in the United States, Argentina, Switzerland and Germany.

His research group at the University of Vienna investigates how environmental changes influence organisms and ecosystem functions. The group especially is interested in the effects of agricultural management measures (e.g. tillage, crop rotation, mowing, fertilising, pesticide applications) and the impacts of global changes (e.g. elevated atmospheric CO2, ultraviolet-B radiation, rainfall and temperature variations, invasive species). 


         


Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • What Is the Problem? Pesticides in Our Everyday Life

    Pages 1-125

    Zaller, Johann G.

  • Pesticide Impacts on the Environment and Humans

    Pages 127-221

    Zaller, Johann G.

  • Where Are the Solutions to the Pesticide Problem?

    Pages 223-295

    Zaller, Johann G.

Buy this book

eBook 21,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-50530-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 25,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Daily Poison
Book Subtitle
Pesticides - an Underestimated Danger
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-50530-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-50530-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-50529-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 305
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
English translation from the German language edition: Unser Täglich Gift - Pestizide - Die Unterschätzte Gefahr by Johann G. Zaller Copyright © Deuticke im Paul Zsolnay Verlag Wien 2018
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