Silent Spring

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 22, 2002 - Nature - 400 pages
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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.

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This was one of the most politically and socially influencial books ever written in the environmental genre. Rachel Carson opened the eyes of the people of America and summarily started a revolution ... Read full review

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Rachel Carson brought to light how out random spraying of DDT by the government was killing off the wildlife population. Very important point. I am absolutely glad she wrote it !!!!!

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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 Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.

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