Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson.

Author
Edition
  • Fortieth anniversary edition.
Published
  • Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company [2002]
Physical description
xix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN
  • 061825305X
  • 9780618253050
  • 0618249060
  • 9780618249060
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-355) and index.
  • Accelerated Reader ; UG ; 11.5 ; 19.
Contents
  • Introduction -- Fable for tomorrow -- 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 -- Human price -- Through a narrow window -- One in every four -- Nature fights back -- Rumblings of an avalanche -- Other road -- List of principal sources -- Afterword / Edward O. Wilson.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • still image
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • First published in 1962, Silent spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising the awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. Scientist and pioneering enviornmentalist Rachel Carson presents a detailed account of the development of military biocides and their derivative cousins: our common pesticides and herbicides.

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University of East Anglia Library: UEA Main Library. Floor 01: Main shelves - Normal loan QH545.P4 CAR
University of East Anglia Library: UEA Main Library. Floor 01: Main shelves - Normal loan QH545.P4 CAR
University of Warwick Library: Main Library QH545.P4 C38
University of Warwick Library: Main Library QH545.P4 C38

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