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

Author
Edition
  • First Mariner books edition.
Published
  • Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [2002]
Physical description
1 online resource (xix, 378 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
  • 9780547527628
  • 0618249060
  • 9780618249060
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references 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.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
Internet Resources

Summary

  • 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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University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 363.7384 CAR
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 363.7384 CAR
Cardiff University Libraries Online location <b>This title has 400 credits – each access will use up 1 credit.</b>
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library SB975.C2G02
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library SB975.C2G02
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library SB975.C2G02
University of Surrey: Main Collection 363.738498 CAR

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