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Silent spring, Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]

Label
Silent spring
Title
Silent spring
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1962, this book alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides. The outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. "Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations ... Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Peter Matthiessen, for Time's "100 Most Influential People of the Century"). This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates the author's watershed book with new essays by the author and scientist Edward O. Wilson and the acclaimed biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in 1963, the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964
Cataloging source
OCO
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1907-1964
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Carson, Rachel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH545.P4
LC item number
C38 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides and wildlife
  • Insect pests
  • Écologie
  • Pesticides
  • Nature
  • Pollution
  • Résistance aux insecticides
  • Umweltverschmutzung
  • Umweltrisiko
Label
Silent spring, Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The classic that launched the environmental movement" - front cover
  • "A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-355) and index
Contents
A fable for tomorrow -- The obligation to endure -- Elixirs of death -- Surface waters and underground seas -- Realms of the soil -- Earth's green mantle -- Needless havoc -- And no birds sing -- Rivers of death -- Indiscriminately from the skies -- Beyond the dreams of the Borgias -- The human price -- Through a narrow window -- One in every four -- Nature fights back -- The rumblings of an avalanche -- The other road
Control code
50751491
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner Books ed
Extent
xix, 378 p.
Isbn
9780618249060
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002726803
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50751491
Label
Silent spring, Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Publication
Note
  • "The classic that launched the environmental movement" - front cover
  • "A Mariner book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-355) and index
Contents
A fable for tomorrow -- The obligation to endure -- Elixirs of death -- Surface waters and underground seas -- Realms of the soil -- Earth's green mantle -- Needless havoc -- And no birds sing -- Rivers of death -- Indiscriminately from the skies -- Beyond the dreams of the Borgias -- The human price -- Through a narrow window -- One in every four -- Nature fights back -- The rumblings of an avalanche -- The other road
Control code
50751491
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner Books ed
Extent
xix, 378 p.
Isbn
9780618249060
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002726803
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50751491

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