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Silent Spring

Carson, Rachel (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Silent Spring


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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.nbsp;nbsp;
Authors: Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964
Title: Silent spring
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Co.,, c2002
Edition: 40th anniversary ed. 1st Mariner Books ed
Characteristics: xix, 378 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rachel Carson ; with a [new] introduction by Linda Lear & [new] afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Notes: Originally published: 1962
ISBN: 061825305X
9780618253050
9780618249060
0618249060
Branch Call Number: 632 C38s 2002
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Report This Nov 09, 2013
  • Tashi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book made be sad and scared the first time I read it many years ago. Rachel Carson was one of the first environmentalist who tried to make the rest of us understand how in danger our world is and how much damage had already been done to the ecosystem. Great read.

Report This Oct 17, 2012
  • johnsankey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the book that first described the dangers of widespread use of pesticides, written with scientific accuracy and human emotion.

I might try this book.

Report This Apr 30, 2011
  • djbpatron rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While a sixth printing, this issue dates from the mid-sixties. So it is bereft of claims of the book's impact, ala "An alarming portrait of man made devastation" or "The book that changed the world". So a publisher or reviewer does not tell the reader what to think; instead it is straight and unadorned. The reader is treated as intelligent, left to come to her/his own conclusion. Carson is surprisingly lyrical in some passages.

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