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Silent Spring

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Description for Silent Spring Paperback. Exposes the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. This book aims to creates public awareness of the environment. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: RNK; RNP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 147 x 16. Weight in Grams: 232.

Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement. It is thanks to ... Read more

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Penguin Modern Classics
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About Rachel Carson
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. An ardent ecologist and preservationist, Carson warned against the dumping of atomic waste at sea and predicted global warming. ... Read more

Reviews for Silent Spring
One of the very few books truly to have changed the course of history
The Times
Rachel Carson educated a planet ... Silent Spring is the cornerstone of the conservation movement. Its impact was immediate, far-reaching and ultimately life-enhancing ... One of the most effective books ever written

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