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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A beautiful writer, a powerful message. - Goodreads
This book was very well written and researched. - Goodreads
All in all, a pretty educational read. - Goodreads
What a well written, researched and significant book. - Goodreads
Rachel Carson's imagery is beautiful and profound. - Goodreads
Pretty impressive book (nice pictures). - Goodreads

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No words to discribe the horror to the enviorment. No wonder all the sickness. Can leave you speachless! Read full review

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Contents

A FABLE FOR TOMORROW I
1
ELIXIRS OF DEATH
15
REALMS OF THE SOIL
53
EARTHS GREEN MANTLE
63
NEEDLESS HAVOC
85
AND NO BIRDS SING
103
RIVERS OF DEATH
129
BEYOND THE DREAMS OF THE BORGIAS 173
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THROUGH A NARRow WINDOW
199
oNE IN EVERY FOUR
219
NATURE FIGHTS BACK
245
THE OTHER ROAD
277
List of Principal Sources
301
Afterword by Edward O Vvllson
357
Index
365
Copyright

THE HUMAN PRICE
187

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About the author (2002)

Rachel Carson (1907-1964) 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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