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Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Books/Textual Material | Houghton Mifflin | 2002. | 40th anniversary ed.
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Imprint
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
Descript
xix, 378 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-355) and index.
Note
"A Mariner book."
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.
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 ... 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.
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ISBN
061825305X (hardcover) :
9780618253050 (hardcover) :
0618249060 (pbk.)
9780618249060 (pbk.)
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OCoLC
20130802012725.0
021213s2002 maua b 001 0 eng dcam7a
OCO eng OCO DLC TXI IXA XY4 BTCTA LVB YDXCP E3Q BAKER ITJCU EAU IG# ZWZ CHVBK WCM DEBSZ BDX YU0 NSB GBVCP DUQ
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Table of contents http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/hm031/2002726803.html
C0 DUQ
Hillman Foundation
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