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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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
For those looking to read this book please make sure you go into it knowing that her theories on DDT were scientifically disproven BEFORE it was banned. None of her claims regarding DDT have any basis other than fantasy. And furthermore, because of her blatant errors, hundreds of thousands of people have needlessly died from mosquito-born diseases. She should be remembered as a mass murderer rather than an author.