Silent Spring

Silent Spring

£9.99
Silent Spring
Silent Spring

Silent Spring

£9.99
ISBN: 9780141184944
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 Rachel Carson's Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement. It is thanks to this book, and the help of many environmentalists, that harmful pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in the US and countries around the world.

This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Lord Shackleton, a preface by World Wildlife Fund founder Julian Huxley, and an afterword by Carson's biographer Linda Lear.
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By Rachel Carson (Author) , Shackleton (Introduction By)
Series:Penguin Modern Classics
Format:Paperback / softback 336 pages
Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:Penguin Classics
ISBN:9780141184944
Published:28 Sep 2000
Classifications:Conservation of the environment, Pollution & threats to the environment
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Weight:234g
Dimensions:197 x 147 x 16 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom