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Pringle, Peter

Overview
Works: 26 works in 142 publications in 5 languages and 8,576 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: S494.5.B563, 363.192
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Most widely held works by Peter Pringle
Food, inc. : Mendel to Monsanto--the promises and perils of the biotech harvest by Peter Pringle( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most people, the global war over genetically modified foods is a distant and confusing one. The battles are conducted in the mystifying language of genetics. A handful of corporate "life science" giants, such as Monsanto, are pitted against a worldwide network of anticorporate ecowarriors like Greenpeace. And yet the possible benefits of biotech agriculture to our food supply are too vital to be left to either partisan. The companies claim to be leading a new agricultural revolution that will save the world with crops modified to survive frost, drought, pests, and plague. The greens warn that "playing God" with plant genes is dangerous. It could create new allergies, upset ecosystems, destroy biodiversity, and produce uncontrollable mutations. Worst of all, the antibiotech forces say, a single food conglomerate could end up telling us what to eat. In Food, Inc., acclaimed journalist Peter Pringle shows how both sides in this overheated conflict have made false promises, engaged in propaganda science, and indulged in fear-mongering. In this urgent dispatch, he suggests that a fertile partnership between consumers, corporations, scientists, and farmers could still allow the biotech harvest to reach its full potential in helping to overcome the problem of world hunger, providing nutritious food and keeping the environment healthy
The nuclear barons by Peter Pringle( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents decisions made by international scientists, technocrats, and businessmen concerning atomic energy policies in various countries which were never opened to public debate
Cornered : big tobacco at the bar of justice by Peter Pringle( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New Orleans, the widow of an attorney who died of lung cancer vowed to avenge his death by suing the tobacco companies. In Clarksdale, Mississippi, an outraged country lawyer discovered the cost of lung cancer care as his secretary's mother lay dying. In Washington, D.C., a young pediatrician became the first FDA administrator in ninety years to decide nicotine should be regulated as a drug. All three were warned: Don't mess with Big Tobacco. Then a $9-an-hour law clerk in Louisville, Kentucky, stole thousands of incriminating tobacco company documents. Suddenly, an untouchable industry was under siege. In the vanguard of the attack were the nation's toughest liability lawyers. Thirty-nine states would ultimately join the battle, seeking billions of Medicaid dollars spent on tobacco-related diseases. The costliest civil litigation in history had begun. The $50 billion tobacco industry had finally met its match. Motivated as much by anger as by greed, liability lawyers with noms de guerre like "the Asbestos Avenger" and "the Master of Disaster" outflanked and outsmarted the once invincible legal armies of Big Tobacco. In 1994, sixty of these lawyers came together, pooling their talents, their time, and their war chests to launch a ferocious nationwide assault. At the same time, they provided the legal muscle behind the state suits. Three years later, they had forced the industry to the negotiating table. The result is a $368 billion deal that will eventually change the way Big Tobacco does business. Cornered is the first full account of this unprecedented legal battle. It uses confidential memos to explain how the companies avoided government regulation and legal redress for so many years. It moves from the early skirmishes in rural Mississippi to strategy sessions in the back rooms of New Orleans restaurants, from a warehouse in England stuffed with 9 million company documents to the corridors of power in the nation's capital. It follows the whistle-blowers who laid bare the evidence that made the litigation possible, and it winds through the offices of the state attorneys general whose Medicaid lawsuits lent a halo of respectability to the "junkyard dogs" of liability law
SIOP, the secret U.S. plan for nuclear war by Peter Pringle( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Japanese and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the American policies concerning nuclear warfare and describes the development of plans and strategies for fighting a nuclear war
Experiment Eleven : dark secrets behind the discovery of a wonder drug by Peter Pringle( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the discovery of the first effective cure for tuberculosis and the efforts of a Rutgers College student to reclaim credit for his work from the department director who was wrongly honored and awarded a Nobel Prize for the finding
The day of the dandelion : an Arthur Hemmings mystery by Peter Pringle( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Secret Service agent and middle-aged bon vivant Arthur Hemmings tackles a murderous international conspiracy to control the world's food supply, a case with ties to the double murder of a professor and assistant who had discovered astonishing facts about a plant sex gene
The murder of Nikolai Vavilov : the story of Stalin's persecution of one of the great scientists of the twentieth century by Peter Pringle( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and career of Nikolai Vavilov, a Soviet botanist who created the world's first seed bank, and his political problems and persecution later in life that resulted in his imprisonment and death
Those are real bullets : Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972 by Peter Pringle( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the events of "Bloody Sunday," when British paratroopers opened fire on Irish Catholics, resulting in thirteen deaths and a renewed, violent fight against British presence
A place at the table : the crisis of 49 million hungry Americans and how to solve it( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the under-reported problem of hunger facing nearly fifty million Americans, told through three intimate stories of real people in crisis
Experiment eleven : deceit and betrayal in the discovery of the cure for tuberculosis by Peter Pringle( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the discovery of Streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, by Albert Schatz, a Rutgers College Ph. D. student, and his efforts to reclaim credit for his work from the department director who claimed credit for the discovery and was awarded a Nobel Prize for the finding
Dirty business : big tobacco at the bar of justice by Peter Pringle( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can you positively identify this man? : George Ince and the Barn murder by Peter Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIOP by Peter Pringle( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SIOP Single Integrated Operational Plan er USAs plan for den totale atomkrig med Sovjetunionen. Denne bog har sammenstykket de få tilgængelige oplysninger, der findes om den super-hemmelige planlægning
SIOP : d. geheime Atomkriegsplan d. USA by Peter Pringle( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Atom-Barone : die unbekannte Geschichte des nuklearen Abenteuers by Peter Pringle( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nuclear barons by Peter Pringle( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Washington correspondent for the London observer discusses the arms race and the proliferation of atomic technolgoy and weapons
Les Barons de l'atome by Peter Pringle( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au terme d'une enquête internationale de plusieurs années, les auteurs racontent "comment s'est jouée l'aventure du nucléaire": comment des hommes (savants, ingénieurs, politiciens, administrateurs et militaires) ont lancé le nucléaire sans que jamais l'opinion publique ne soit consultée
Los barones nucleares by Peter Pringle( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La escalofriante historia de cómo un excluyente grupo de científicos, generales, políticos y hombres de negocios nos han llevado a enfrentarnos, a vida o muerte, con nuestro mundo nuclear
Deceit and betrayal in the discovery of the cure for tuberculosis by Peter Pringle( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph. D. student, worked on a wartime project, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. On his 11th experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis
 
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Food, inc. : Mendel to Monsanto--the promises and perils of the biotech harvest
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Cornered : big tobacco at the bar of justiceThe day of the dandelion : an Arthur Hemmings mysteryThe murder of Nikolai Vavilov : the story of Stalin's persecution of one of the great scientists of the twentieth centuryThose are real bullets : Bloody Sunday, Derry, 1972Dirty business : big tobacco at the bar of justice