Silent Spring

by Rachel Louise Carson; Linda Lear (Introduction by); Edward O. Wilson (Afterword by)


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.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2002
ISBN-13 9780618249060
ISBN-10 0618249060
Class Copyright
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Subject Nature
File Size 151 MB
Number of Pages 400
Length of Recording 11
Shelf No. KQ742
Grade Range 9
Ages 14
Lexile 1340L