Silent Spring: Rachel Carson (Penguin Modern Classics)

Silent Spring: Rachel Carson (Penguin Modern Classics)

Silent Spring: Rachel Carson (Penguin Modern Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780141184944
Published Date: 28 September, 2000

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Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, "Silent Spring" exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement.

Rachel Carson (1907-64) wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Her first book, Under the Sea Wind, appeared in 1941. Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of the misuse of pesticides, was published in 1962. Carson's articles on natural history appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Reader's Digest and Holiday. An ardent ecologist and preservationist, Carson warned against the dumping of atomic waste at sea and predicted global warming. The Edge of the Sea, which completed her biography of the sea, is also published in Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics. Rachel Carson died of cancer at the age of 56.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 336
Item Weight 230 Gram
Product Dimensions 127 x 17 x 197
Publisher Penguin Classics
Format Paperback | 336