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
All in all, a pretty educational read. - Goodreads
Easy to read and informative. - Goodreads
Ms. Carson was a marvelous mind and a great writer. - Goodreads
Rachel Carson's imagery is beautiful and profound. - Goodreads
Pretty impressive book (nice pictures). - Goodreads

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The classic which inspired the environmental movement. I had to read this for class and I'm really glad I did. Carson was WAY ahead of her time. Her skills at both science and writing combined to make the message incredibly effective. Read full review

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Enjoying (if this is the right word) this book immensely. I have dipped in and out of it over the years, BUT decided to read it all in one go for a change. I love that the ecological content is so ... 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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