First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. “Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Peter Matthiessen, for Time's 100 Most Influential People of the Century).
This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.
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We must change our philosophy, abandon our attitude of human superiority and admit that in many cases in natural environments we find ways and means of limiting populations of organisms in more ... Read full review
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I read this book 25 years ago and still tell people about it now. It changed the way I perceived the world, humans and corporations from the naive child who thought people would do the best they could to protect nature - to the reality of profit and greed at all costs. A milestone book. Read full review
A FABLE FOR TOMORROW
THE OBLIGATION TO ENDURE
ELIXIRS OF DEATH
SURFACE WATERS AND UNDERGROUND SEAS
REALMS OF THE SOIL
EARTHS GREEN MANTLE
AND NO BIRDS SING
THE HUMAN PRICE
THROUGH A NARROW WINDOW
ONE IN EVERY FOUR
NATURE FIGHTS BACK
THE RUMBLINGS OF AN AVALANCHE
THE OTHER ROAD
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Silent Spring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with helping launch the ...
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Her life and legacy. Includes biography, bibliography and Web links
Silent Spring Institute
Partnership of scientists and citizens concerned about environmental links to breast cancer. Contains information on the institute, its projects and ...
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Carson spent much of 1958 to 1962 researching and writing the book that would be Silent Spring. She brought a rare trio of assets to this work: scientific ...
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Silent Spring Summary and Study Guide - Rachel Carson
Silent Spring summary and study guide, with notes, essays, quotes, and pictures.
Killing Silent Spring
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achel Carson, the biologist and writer on nature and science, whose book “Silent Spring” touched off a major controversy on the effects of pesticides, ...
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