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.
This new edition of Carson's classic features a new introduction by Vice President Al Gore.
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I found this book to be very informative and interesting. It helped me understand what happened in the early years of the chemical industry and how pesticides were applied in such huge quantities without any thought to what the consequences were. It is good to know that there were other people out there that were willing to look into and investigate the effects in order to better understand what pesticides can do if not regulated. Because people were willing to look into these things we now have even safer chemicals and better ways of controlling pests.
DDT IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!
Rachel Carson thoroughly explains what DDT and pesticides do to the environment and us.
Rachael carson never claim that pesticides are all bad but it does have huge affect on the environment look at what happened to the bees. People who blamed her are bias. Also then it was really sexist. They tried to discredit her cuz shes a woman