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Silent spring : the classic that launched the environmental movement.

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner Books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Carson
ISBN: 9780618249060 0618249060
OCLC Number: 782876771
Description: xix, 378 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. A fable for tomorrow --
2. The obligation to endure --
3. Elixirs of death --
4. Surface waters and underground seas --
5. Realms of the soil --
6. Earth's green mantle --
7. Needless havoc --
8. And no birds sing --
9. Rivers of death --
10. Indiscriminately from the skies --
11. Beyond the dreams of the borgias --
12. The human price --
13. Through a narrow window --
14. One in every four --
15. Nature fights back --
16. The rumblings of an avalanche --
17. The other road.

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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. This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction 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, and a new afterword by Edward O. Wilson." - cover.

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