Focuses on the effects of the indiscriminate use of chemicals, describing how pesticides and insecticides are applied almost universally to farms, forests, gardens and homes with scant regard to the contamination of the environment and the destruction of wildlife.
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Carson's books brought ecology into popular consciousness (Daily Telegraph)
If anybody asked me to write about my hero, it would be Rachel Carson (A. S. Byatt)
Rachel Carson educated a planet... One of the most effective books ever written (Guardian)
Carson's book has changed the world (The Times)
Now recognised as one of the most influential books of the Twentieth Century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government policy and inspired the modern ecological movement.
'Very few books change the course of history. Those that have include ... Silent Spring.' Linda Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature.
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140022686