Silent Spring

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Silent Spring is Rachel Carson’s bestselling, scientifically passionate exposure of the effects of the indiscriminate use of chemicals. She describes how pesticides are applied to farms, forests and gardens, with scant regard to the consequences.

ISBN: 9780141184944 Author: Carson, Rachel Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 28th September 2000 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 363.7384 (edition:21) Pages: 323 Language: English Edition: New edition Readership: College - higher education / Code: F Category: Subjects: ,

Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement. It is thanks to this book, and the help of many environmentalists, that harmful pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in the US and countries around the world.

This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Lord Shackleton, a preface by World Wildlife Fund founder Julian Huxley, and an afterword by Carson’s biographer Linda Lear.

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