Silent Spring: The Classic that Launched the Environmental Movement

byRachel CarsonIntroduction byLinda LearAfterword byEdward O. Wilson

Paperback | October 22, 2002

Silent Spring: The Classic that Launched the Environmental Movement by Rachel Carson
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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.
Rachel Carson (1907-1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best-selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Sprin...
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Title:Silent Spring: The Classic that Launched the Environmental MovementFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inPublished:October 22, 2002Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618249060

ISBN - 13:9780618249060

Appropriate for ages: 14

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