Silent Spring Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Silent Spring


  • Author : Rachel Carson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 0618249060

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Silent Spring Book Description :

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Silent Spring at 50 Book

Silent Spring at 50


  • Author : Roger Meiners
  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937184193

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Silent Spring at 50 Book Description :

Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent opportunity to reassess its legacy and influence. In Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, a team of national experts explores the book’s historical context, the science it was built on, and the policy consequences of its core ideas. Their findings: much of what Carson presented as fact was slanted, and today we know much of it is simply wrong.

Silent Spring Book
Score: 4.5
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Silent Spring


  • Author : Rachel Carson
  • Publisher : East African Publishers
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Insect pests
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9966469303

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Beyond Silent Spring Book

Beyond Silent Spring


  • Author : H.F. van Emden
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1996-06-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780412728006

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Beyond Silent Spring Book Description :

More than 32 years ago, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring appeared upon the scene as a landmark of literary achievement which contributed greatly to the foundation of the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson had designed Silent Spring to shock the public into action against the misuse of chemical pesticides. More than anything else, the book also served as an ecological primer, demonstrating the interrelationship of all things and the dependence of each on a healthy environment for survival. Today, Silent Spring is generally credited with providing impetus to the whole range of anti-pollution laws that came into force in the 1970s. It is also perceived as having played a crucial role in the eventual banning of DDT as well as in the restricted use or total phasing out of the most notorious hard pesticides identified in the book. The vigorous growth of the chemical industry geared to the production of newer and ever more powerful pesticides can be traced to the introduc tion of the organochlorine insecticide DDT in the 1940s. These pesticides were meant not only to control insects but also animal pests, disease and weeds. Initially their development was based on the belief that they would provide a definitive solution to pest and vector problems.

Silent Spring Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Silent Spring


  • Author : Rachel Carson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002-10-22
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0547527624

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Silent Spring Book Description :

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.

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring Book

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring


  • Author : Alex MacGillivray
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2010-08-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448873647

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Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring Book Description :

With our "green revolution" gearing up on all fronts, there couldn't be a timelier book than Understanding Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Written at a time when science writing and literature didn't mesh and when people didn't care or think about the environment, pollutants, or preserving natural resources, Silent Spring not only exposed the dangers of pesticides but became one of the most influential manifestos on environmental issues. This book explores Silent Spring's historical context and its influence on and repercussions for the world.

The Myth of Silent Spring Book

The Myth of Silent Spring


  • Author : Chad Montrie
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-26
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520965157

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The Myth of Silent Spring Book Description :

Since its publication in 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring has often been celebrated as the catalyst that sparked an American environmental movement. Yet environmental consciousness and environmental protest in some regions of the United States date back to the nineteenth century, with the advent of industrial manufacturing and the consequent growth of cities. As these changes transformed people's lives, ordinary Americans came to recognize the connections between economic exploitation, social inequality, and environmental problems. As the modern age dawned, they turned to labor unions, sportsmen’s clubs, racial and ethnic organizations, and community groups to respond to such threats accordingly. The Myth of Silent Spring tells this story. By challenging the canonical “songbirds and suburbs” interpretation associated with Carson and her work, the book gives readers a more accurate sense of the past and better prepares them for thinking and acting in the present.

DDT  Silent Spring  and the Rise of Environmentalism Book

DDT Silent Spring and the Rise of Environmentalism


  • Author : Thomas Dunlap
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780295998954

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DDT Silent Spring and the Rise of Environmentalism Book Description :

No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected by Thomas Dunlap trace shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements from industry journals, articles from popular magazines, and the famous �Fable for Tomorrow� from Silent Spring. Beginning with attitudes toward nature at the turn of the twentieth century, the book moves through the use and early regulation of pesticides; the introduction and early success of DDT; the discovery of its environmental effects; and the uproar over Silent Spring. It ends with recent debates about DDT as a potential solution to malaria in Africa.

Silent Spring Book

Silent Spring


  • Author : Rachel Carson
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Genre: Beneficial insects
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013904381

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Silent Spring Revisited Book

Silent Spring Revisited


  • Author : American Chemical Society
  • Publisher : Washington, DC : American Chemical Society
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Insect pests
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012595396

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Silent Spring Revisited Book Description :

"Based on a symposium on the topics posed in Rachel Carson'sSilent spring, held in Philadelphia, August 1984".