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Lappé, Marc

Overview
Works: 45 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 9,353 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Atlases  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH442, 303.483
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marc Lappé
Broken code : the exploitation of DNA by Marc Lappé( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical deception : the toxic threat to health and the environment by Marc Lappé( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains information on environmental carcinogens, the effects on
Germs that won't die : medical consequences of the misuse of antibiotics by Marc Lappé( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice and the human genome project( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human Genome Project is an expensive, ambitious, and controversial attempt to locate and map every one of the approximately 100,000 genes in the human body. If it works, and we are able, for instance, to identify markers for genetic diseases long before they develop, who will have the right to obtain such information? What will be the consequences for health care, health insurance, employability, and research priorities? And, more broadly, how will attitudes toward human differences be affected, morally and socially, by the setting of a genetic "standard"?The compatibility of individual rights and genetic fairness is challenged by the technological possibilities of the future, making it difficult to create an agenda for a "just genetics." Beginning with an account of the utopian dreams and authoritarian tendencies of historical eugenics movements, this book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers
Engineering the farm : ethical and social aspects of agricultural biotechnology by Marc Lappé( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body's edge : our cultural obsession with skin by Marc Lappé( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our skin covers us in a mantle no thicker than this line of type, separating us from the outside by the thinnest of margins. It is the real and symbolic boundary between ourselves and the external world. It is there, at the body's edge, that some of the most interesting stories about human biology, mythology, medicine, and health are told, and Marc Lappe, author of several highly acclaimed science books, is the right person to tell them. He discusses how the "newly discovered" permeability of the skin, long recognized by other cultures, has lead to the use of drug-bearing patches; how potentially harmful chemicals penetrate the skin; how vulnerable we are to particular environmental insults; and much more. For the first time, he tells the inside story of silicone injections, an ill-fated experiment of the 1960s and 1970s. The Body's Edge is a provocative examination of how we can reinforce what the skin provides and maintain our edge against an increasingly hostile world
The tao of immunology : a revolutionary new understanding of our body's defenses by Marc Lappé( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Marc Lappe crafts a radical new theory of immunity that stresses the concept of balance, and is remarkable for accommodating both Eastern and Western thought. Embracing the sense of harmony found in the Tao Te Ching, he asserts that the best possible immune system is neither hyperaggressive nor hypervigilant, since that type of system's overreactions can ravage healthy organs and cells along with the weak. He laments that scientists' Western bias of seeing the immune system solely as a destroyer and an attacker has led to the prevailing Maginot Line mentality that prevents us from dealing more knowledgeably and effectively with a wide range of devastating disease. The most desirable type of immune system is not highly reactive, but moderate and balanced. Cancer, heart disease, AIDS, arthritis, diabetes, Epstein-Barr virus, asthma, hepatitis, lupus, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatic fever, allergies, and reactions to implants and organ transplants are just some of the life-threatening and debilitating diseases and reactions that Dr. Lappe covers in his encompassing new theory. He moreover shows a link between impaired immunity and the ultraviolet radiation and chemicals invading our environment, as well as to the stresses that make up modern life
Against the grain : biotechnology and the corporate takeover of your food by Marc Lappé( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary medicine : rethinking the origins of disease by Marc Lappé( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reemergence of infectious bacterial diseases resistant to multiple antibiotics, the rise to epidemic levels of infectious diseases such as AIDS, and the increasing incidence of fatal diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis are indicative of a failure of modern medicine to understand the complex interaction of disease, human evolution, and modern therapeutics. Evolutionary Medicine: Rethinking the Origins of Disease is an exploration of the origins of the new patterns of such diseases and the forces that shape their evolution. Marc Lappe provides a new perspective on illness and disease, one which presents diseases as evolutionary processes linked inextricably with environmental and ecological factors. Since all human illnesses have their roots in the forces that shaped evolution, it is critical to realize that human-made disruptions to the environment are now shaping the patterns of disease around the world as are the treatments that are being utilized to combat them. Lappe argues that neglecting the evolutionary approaches to diseases has undermined the long-term success of modern medicine. Understanding the ways in which diseases have evolved, as well as what mechanisms have evolved to cope with them, is invaluable to those who are attempting to advise strategies for treatment. By identifying a new perspective from which to view our present medical dilemmas, and by exploring the common roots of such events as the proliferation of HIV, the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and key autoimmune diseases, Marc Lappe has provided the basis for a new field, that of evolutionary medicine
Ethical and scientific issues posed by human uses of molecular genetics : [papers] by Conference on Ethical and Scientific Issues Posed by Human Uses of Molecular Genetics( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences
Breakout : the evolving threat of drug-resistant disease by Marc Lappé( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age-old chess game of host and disease, continually evolving, has changed radically in our time. The basic cause lies in our destruction of remote ecosystems, thereby unleashing new viruses. With our own bodies widely available to them, these new infectious organisms can easily traverse the "global village." AIDS, breast cancer, cholera, malaria, asthma, and even re-emergent tuberculosis threaten us. Virulent new microbes are taking hold, despite our best drugs and, sometimes, even because of them. Conventionally treated as if static, our microscopic enemies are in fact capable of mutation and rapid change. Flourishing as world population expands, they often evolve beyond the reach of current antibiotics. Originally published as Evolutionary Medicine, this new paperback edition issues a warning to the medical establishment. Breakout shows the potential threat of emerging viruses and drug-resistant bacteria and suggests public health strategies for countering them
Against the grain : the genetic transformation of global agriculture by Marc Lappé( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's food production is undergoing a rapid and revolutionary transformation, but little is known about it and less is being done to question the wisdom of it. Within a very few years, much of what we eat will have been genetically engineered, without proper consideration of the issues of public health, consumer choice and ecological stability. Against the Grain argues that the consequences of this huge experiment could be catastrophic, and at the very least have been underestimated or ignored by the industries exploiting the new technologies. The authors have unearthed government and in
Of all things most yielding by John Chang McCurdy( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fed up! : genetic engineering, industrial agriculture, and sustainable alternatives by Angelo Sacerdote( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary states that 70% of the food we eat contains genetically engineered ingredients and the biotech industry is spending $50 million a year to convince us that this technology is our only hope
When antibiotics fail : restoring the ecology of the body by Marc Lappé( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labeling genetically engineered foods : the public right to know( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machtkampf Biotechnologie : wem gehören unsere Lebensmittel? by Marc Lappé( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineering the Farm : the Social and Ethical Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology by Britt Bailey( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Life's greatest miracle by Marc Lappé( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the grain : the video, biotechnology and the corporate takeover of your food( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the Grain slashes through biotechnology's propaganda, revealing the science and politics behind "transgenic" foods to show how biotech companies increasingly engineer what you eat to be compatible with their chemicals-but not necessarily good for human health
 
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Justice and the human genome project
Alternative Names
Lappe, Marc

Languages
English (115)

German (4)

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Engineering the farm : ethical and social aspects of agricultural biotechnologyThe tao of immunology : a revolutionary new understanding of our body's defensesAgainst the grain : biotechnology and the corporate takeover of your foodBreakout : the evolving threat of drug-resistant diseaseAgainst the grain : the genetic transformation of global agricultureWhen antibiotics fail : restoring the ecology of the bodyEngineering the Farm : the Social and Ethical Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology