Silent Spring 1'' Edition
Silent Spring 1'' Edition
Silent Spring 1'' Edition
Silent Spring 1'' Edition

Silent Spring 1'' Edition

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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, First Edition Like New, no internal marks, no dust jacket
Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston, 1962. First edition of Carson's landmark work. Octavo, original
green cloth. Drawings by Lois and Louis Darling. In the late 1950s, Carson turned her attention
to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic
pesticides. The result was Silent Spring, which brought environmental concerns to the American
public. "Her book is a cry to the reading public to help curb private and public programs which
by use of poisons will end by destroying life on earth. . Miss Carson, with the fervor of an
Ezekiel, is trying to save nature and mankind" (The New York Times). Silent Spring "became a
runaway bestseller, with international reverberations It is well crafted, fearless and succinct Even
if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest
nature writers in American letters" (Mattheissen, Time). Named by TIME Magazine as one of
the 100 best and most influential non-fiction books since 1923 and by Modern Library as one of
the 100 greatest non-fiction books of the twentieth century. In 2006, it was named one of the 25
greatest science books of all time by the editors of Discover Magazine. Sold as is.