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McKenna, Maryn

Overview
Works: 31 works in 62 publications in 2 languages and 3,820 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Literature  Drama  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Science films  Documentary films  History  Historical television programs 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Maryn McKenna
Superbug : the fatal menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McKenna reveals the hidden history of MRSA's relentless advance-- how it has overwhelmed hospitals, assaulted families, and infiltrated agriculture and live-stock, moving inexorably into the food chain
Big chicken : the incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats by Maryn McKenna( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans eat chicken more than any other meat. But our nation's favorite food comes with an invisible cost: its insidious effect on our health. In this extraordinary narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals how antibiotic use has altered the way we consume industrially raised meat, and its impact on our daily lives. Drawing on decades of research, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs, epidemiologists, and other specialists, McKenna spins an astonishing story of science gone wrong. In the middle of the last century, antibiotics fueled the rapid rise of chicken from local delicacy to everyday protein source. But with that spectacular growth came great risk. As resistance to new wonder drugs crept into the farming process, bacterial outbreaks became harder to treat. And the consequences-to agriculture, to human health, and to modern medicine-were devastating. Beginning with the push to make chicken the affordable entrée of choice and tracing its evolution to a global commodity and carrier of foodborne illness, McKenna shines a light on the hidden forces of industrialization, the repercussions of runaway antibiotic use, and the outcome for future generations. Taking readers from the first poultry farms on the Delmarva Peninsula to the little-known lab where the chicken nugget was invented and into today's factory farms, McKenna reveals that the history of chicken is as much about economics, politics, and culture as it is about what we eat. In these vivid pages, she gives voice to a vanguard of farmers, chefs, and activists who are seeking to return poultry to an honored place at the table-and are changing the way we think about food. Incisive and beautifully written, Big Chicken is a cautionary tale of an industry that lost its way-and shows us the way back to healthier eating"--Back cover
Beating back the devil : on the front lines with the disease detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service by Maryn McKenna( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war against diseases, they are the Special Forces. They always keep a bag packed. They seldom have more than twenty-four hours' notice before they are dispatched. The phone calls that tell them to head to the airport, sometimes in the middle of the night, may give them no more information than the country they are traveling to and the epidemic they will tackle when they get there. The universal human instinct is to run from an outbreak of disease. These doctors run toward it. They are the disease detective corps of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)--the federal agency that tracks and tries to prevent disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks around the world. They are formally called the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), a group founded more than fifty years ago out of fear that the Korean War might bring the use of biological weapons and, like intelligence operatives in the traditional sense, they perform their work largely in anonymity. They are not household names, but over the years they were first to confront the outbreaks that became known as Hantavirus, Ebola virus, and AIDS. Now they hunt down the deadly threats that dominate our headlines: West Nile virus, anthrax, and SARS. In this riveting narrative, Maryn McKenna, the only journalist ever given full access to the EIS in its fifty-three-year history, follows the first class of disease detectives to come to the CDC after September 11. The first to confront not just naturally occurring outbreaks but the man made threat of bioterrorism. They are talented researchers, many with young families who trade two years of low pay and extremely long hours for the chance to be part of the group that has helped eradicate smallpox, push back polio, and solve the first major outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, toxic shock syndrome, and E. coli O157. Urgent, exhilarating, and compelling, Beating Back the Devil goes with the EIS as they try to stop epidemics before the epidemics stop us. McKenna takes readers to the frontline of a never-ending war, as the Epidemic Intelligence Service (E.I.S.) tries to track down and stop new health threats like SARS, anthrax, and West Nile Virus before it's too late
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
Beating back the devil : [on the front lines with the disease detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service] by Maryn McKenna( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the war against diseases, they are the special forces. They always keep a bag packed. They seldom have more than twenty-four hours' notice before they are dispatched. The phone calls that tell them to head to the airport, sometimes in the middle of the night, may give them no more information than the country they are traveling to and the epidemic they will tackle when they get there
Resistance( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seventy years ago antibiotics revolutionized medicine. Only now are we realizing the potentially catastrophic consequences of these miracle drugs. The question is: have we reached a point where we must save antibiotics to save ourselves? Resistance sets out to answer that question and more. Microscopic footage, harrowing personal stories, and expert insights propel this eye-opening and sometimes infuriating look at antibiotic resistance, starting from the first mass production of antibiotics to the rise of superbugs in the 21st century."--Container
Plucked! : the truth about chicken by Maryn McKenna( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plucked! examines everything that has gone wrong in the modern agricultural system: overuse of antibiotics, threats to the environment, violations of animal welfare, destruction of farming communities, disruption of international trade and delivery of over-processed, obesity-promoting, nutritionally hollow food
BIG CHICKEN : how antibiotics transformed modern farming and changed the way the world eats by MARYN MCKENNA( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big chicken : the incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats by Maryn McKenna( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eye-opening expose, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity--and human health threat--uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again
The fatal menace of MRSA by Maryn McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deeply researched revelation of escalating danger of drug-resistant bacteria, MSRA
Superbug : how MRSA has surged out of control and is lurking in all corners of our lives by Maryn McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Losing the miracle?" : agriculture, the FDA, and the controversy over farm antibiotics by Maryn McKenna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The discovery that antibiotics could improve yield in livestock production was made in 1948, at the start of the antibiotic era, and within a decade, the drugs' administration became routine. By 1969, the first alarms had been raised that antibiotic resistance was moving off farms to undermine the drugs' usefulness to society, and in 1977, the US Food and Drug Administration proposed withdrawing its approval for farm use. It was never successful; agricultural antibiotic use continued. Fifty years later, non-therapeutic use of antibiotics remains common in US agriculture; meanwhile, public health and medical, and even Congressional, opposition have risen--and so has the rate of emergence of antibiotic resistance worldwide. Will the dispute ever be resolved?"--Lecture announcement
Big chicken : the improbable story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats by Maryn McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this eye-opening expose, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity -- and human health threat -- uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again." -- Amazon.com
Big Chicken by Maryn McKenna( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eye-opening expos?, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity?and human health threat?uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again. What you eat matters?for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: from the farm where it's raised directly to your dinner table. Consumed more than any other meat in the United States, chicken is emblematic of today's mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health. Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming, documenting how and why "wonder drugs" revolutionized the way the world eats?and not necessarily for the better. Rich with scientific, historical, and cultural insights, this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America's favorite foods?and shows us the way to safer, healthier eating for ourselves and our children
PLUCKED : how antibiotics changed the way the world eats by MARYN MCKENNA( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLUCKED! : the truth about chicken by MARYN MCKENNA( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chattahoochee interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Author Maryn McKenna discusses her book Beating Back the Devil
Big Chicken : the Improbable Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Farming and Changed the Way the World Eats by Maryn McKenna( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bakterie do wymiany by Maryn McKenna( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dot. leczenia chorób przewodu pokarmowego metodą bakterioterapii
Reperkusje zatruć pokarmowych by Maryn McKenna( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Maryn McKenna journalist and author; expert in public health, global health, and food policy

Languages
English (51)

Polish (2)