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

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Edition
  • 40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner Books ed.
Published
  • Boston : Houghton Mifflin 2002
Physical description
xix, 378 p. : ill.
ISBN
  • 9780547527628 (e-book)
Notes
  • "A Mariner book."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-355) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780618249060
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • First published: 1962
Contents
  • Acknowledgments.
  • Introduction/ Linda Lear
  • 1. Fable for Tomorrow. p. 1.
  • 2. Obligation to Endure. p. 5.
  • 3. Elixirs of Death. p. 15.
  • 4. Surface Waters and Underground Seas. p. 39.
  • 5. Realms of the Soil. p. 53.
  • 6. Earth's Green Mantle. p. 63.
  • 7. Needless Havoc. p. 85.
  • 8. And No Birds Sing. p. 103.
  • 9. Rivers of Death. p. 129.
  • 10. Indiscriminately from the Skies. p. 154.
  • 11. Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias. p. 173.
  • 12. Human Price. p. 187.
  • 13. Through a Narrow Window. p. 199.
  • 14. One in Every Four. p. 219.
  • 15. Nature Fights Back. p. 245.
  • 16. Rumblings of an Avalanche. p. 262.
  • 17. Other Road. p. 277.
  • List of Principal Sources. p. 301.
  • Afterword/ Edward O. Wilson p. 357.
  • Index. p. 365.
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  • Bibliography
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Language
  • English
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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 ... [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct ... 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"--Publisher's description.

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