Rachel Carson's Silent spring

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Barrons, 2004 - History - 128 pages
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From the final decades of the eighteenth century to the present day, a relatively few social and political documents have been written and circulated, then have gone on to change the course of human history. The Manifesto Series surveys some of those documents, presents an account of each manifesto s immediate impact, then explains how and why its influence spread to a wider audience. Brief and concisely written, each title in this series makes engrossing reading and provides readers with insights into the dynamics of modern history. Each title in this series is enhanced with approximately 70 color illustrations. Lengthy excerpts from Rachel Carson s compelling Silent Spring are presented in this book, with extensive commentary and analysis. Carson s book, published in the 1960s, exposed the hazards inflicted on the earth s environment by powerful industrial concerns. Her book focused especially on the harmful effects of DDT, while on a broader level it also questioned the domination of our culture by modern technology. Silent Spring thus became a springboard for a multitude of environmental movements and reforms which, to the present day, influence all of our lives for the better.

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mine is published 1962, w/ original illustrations by Lois & Louis Darling Read full review

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Rachael Carson was perhaps the first to realize the devastating effects pollution was having on the environment. Her research has since been expounded upon and her conclusions have been verified time ... Read full review

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