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Author Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.

Title Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling].

Imprint Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Reserve Book 1st Floor  304.28 C239s 2002 c.2  ---  Available
 Axe Reserve Book 1st Floor  304.28 C239s 2002    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  363.738 Car    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition 40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner Books ed.
Description xix, 378 pages : illustration ; 21 cm.
Study Program AR RL 11.5 IL UG PTS 19 67632EN PHS.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-355) and index.
Note "A Mariner book."
Contents Introduction -- Fable for tomorrow -- 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 -- Human price -- Through a narrow window -- One in every four -- Nature fights back -- Rumblings of an avalanche -- Other road -- List of principal sources -- Afterword / Edward O. Wilson.
Summary First published in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring 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 Rachel Carson'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.
Subject Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.
Pesticides -- Toxicology.
Pesticides and wildlife.
Insect pests -- Biological control.
ISBN 0618249060 (pbk.) : $14.00
9780618249060 (pbk.)
061825305X : $24.00

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