Silent SpringBook - 2002
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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002, c1990
Edition: 40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner Books ed. --
Branch Call Number: 363.7384 Car 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xix, 378 p. :,ill
From Library Staff
Challenged in various locations for either overstating the environmental problems discussed or dismissing the benefits of pest-free agriculture.