Silent Spring (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 22, 2002 - Nature - 400 pages
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Rachel Carsonís Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carsonís passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.
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What a well written, researched and significant book. - Goodreads
Hard to read w all the scientific jargon. - Goodreads
All in all, a pretty educational read. - Goodreads
Pretty impressive book (nice pictures). - Goodreads
A blend of theory and creative writing application. - Goodreads
This book has so much interesting science and insight. - Goodreads

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User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

all those poor DDT manufacturers went belly up because of this mean old woman. why doesn't anyone cry for the DDT manufacturers? Read full review

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User Review  - Joyce Dunklee - Goodreads

This is a hard one to read. I love nature and to think that we have been destroying it and us since before I was born is unthinkable. Read full review

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Rachel Carson (1907Ė1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best-selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.

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