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

Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 (author.). Lear, Linda J., 1940- (writer of introduction.). Wilson, Edward O., (writer of afterword.).

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Summary:

"Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 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 elequent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century"--Back cover.
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Parkdale Community Library 363.7384 CAR 2002 (Text) 33892100584185 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/08/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780618249060
  • ISBN: 0618249060
  • Physical Description: xix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 50th anniversary [ed.].
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, [2012], ©1990.

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General Note:
Edition statement from cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-355) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. A fable for tomorrow -- 2. The obligation to endure -- 3. Elixirs of death -- 4. Surface waters and underground seas -- 5. Realms of the soil -- 6. Earth's green mantle -- 7. Needless havoc -- 8. And no birds sing -- 9. Rivers of death -- 10. Indiscriminately from the skies -- 11. Beyond the dreams of the Borgias -- 12. The human price -- 13. Through a narrow window -- 14. One in every four -- 15. Nature fights back -- 16. The rumblings of an avalanche -- 17. The other road.
Summary, etc.:
"Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 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 elequent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century"--Back cover.
Subject: Pesticides > Environmental aspects.
Pesticides > Toxicology.
Pesticides and wildlife.
Insect pests > Biological control.
Insect pests > Biological control.
Pesticides and wildlife.
Pesticides > Environmental aspects.
Pesticides > Toxicology.

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