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Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1999.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides and 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. widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment. Now recognized as one of the most  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Carson
ISBN: 9780140273717 0140273719 9780141184944 0141184949
OCLC Number: 42021949
Description: 323 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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 the avalanche --
17. The other road --
Afterword.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Rachel Carson ; introduction by Lord Shackleton ; preface by Julian Huxley ; with a new afterword by Linda Lear.

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