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Silent spring

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, [2012], ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 50th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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"Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 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 elequent book was instrumental in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Carson
ISBN: 9780618249060 0618249060
OCLC Number: 854680807
Notes: Edition statement from cover.
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.
Responsibility: Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson.

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"Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 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 elequent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century"--p. [4] of cover.

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