Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson (Author), Edward O. Wilson (Afterword), Linda Lear


Editorial Reviews

Silent Spring, released in 1962, offered the first shattering look at widespread
ecological degradation and touched off an environmental awareness that still
exists. Rachel Carson's book focused on the poisons from insecticides, weed
killers, and other common products as well as the use of sprays in agriculture,
a practice that led to dangerous chemicals to the food source. Carson argued
that those chemicals were more dangerous than radiation and that for the first
time in history, humans were exposed to chemicals that stayed in their systems
from birth to death. Presented with thorough documentation, the book opened more
than a few eyes about the dangers of the modern world and stands today as a
landmark work. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of
this title.

From Publishers Weekly
This new edition of Carson's classic features a new introduction by Vice
President Al Gore.

Product Details

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Mariner Books; 104 edition (October 22, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0618249060



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