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Silent spring

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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 of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.
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Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:52:08PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-18 13:29:55PM

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Rachel Carson's 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. Carson's 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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subject_facet Insect pests -- Biological control, Insect pests -- Control -- Biological control, Pesticides -- Environmental aspects, Pesticides -- Toxicology, Pesticides and wildlife, Wildlife conservation
title_display Silent spring
title_full Silent Spring, Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; drawings by Lois and Louis Darling; with an introduction by Paul Brooks, Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; with an introduction by Al Gore ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling], Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; with an introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling], Silent spring / by Rachel Carson ; drawings by Lois and Louis Darling, Silent spring [sound recording] / by Rachel Carson
title_short Silent spring
topic_facet Biological control, Control, Environmental aspects, Insect pests, Nature, Nonfiction, Pesticides, Pesticides and wildlife, Toxicology, Wildlife conservation