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 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 ofSilent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.
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This was one of the most politically and socially influencial books ever written in the environmental genre. Rachel Carson opened the eyes of the people of America and summarily started a revolution ... Read full review
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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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