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Silent Spring

Silent Spring Book
Author : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780618249060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

Silent Spring

Silent Spring Book
Author : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Gardners Books
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780141184944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. 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. 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. 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. 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. If you enjoyed Silent Spring, you might like John Christopher's The Death of Grass, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Carson's books brought ecology into popular consciousness'Daily Telegraph 'Very few books change the course of history. Those that do include Silent Spring'Linda Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

Silent Spring Revisited

Silent Spring Revisited Book
Author : Conor Mark Jameson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-06-06
ISBN : 1408194074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fifty years after the publication of the seminal Silent Spring, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on Rachel Carson's legacy and asks the question - are we still silencing the spring?

Silent Spring

Silent Spring Book
Author : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2020-03-26
ISBN : 0141994002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. 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. 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. 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.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring Book
Author : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002-10-22
ISBN : 9780547527628
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Carson s Silent Spring

Carson s Silent Spring Book
Author : Joni Seager
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2014-08-28
ISBN : 1441132821
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Silent Spring is a watershed moment in the history of environmentalism. Credited with launching the modern environmental movement, it provoked the ban on DDT in the US ten years later and it has been an inspiration for feminist health movements. Yet the shift in public health paradigms that Silent Spring enjoined is possibly its most important legacy; one that is foundational for changing the ways in which we think about the health effects of the chemical immersion that constitutes modern life. In synthesizing a jumble of scientific and medical information into a coherent, readable argument about health and environment, Carson successfully challenged major chemical industries and the prevailing paradigm that modern societies could and should exert mastery over nature at any cost. This book provides an in-depth analysis and contextualisation of Silent Spring. It also surveys the lasting impact the text has had on the environmentalist movement in the last fifty years. Carson's Silent Spring is the first book to provide a full overview of what is a seminal work in the history of environmentalism.

The Gentle Subversive

The Gentle Subversive Book
Author : Mark Hamilton Lytle
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2007-07-31
ISBN : 0198038534
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring antagonized some of the most powerful interests in the nation--including the farm block and the agricultural chemical industry--and helped launch the modern environmental movement. In The Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle offers a compact biography of Carson, illuminating the road that led to this vastly influential book. Lytle explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision. We follow Carson from her childhood on a farm outside Pittsburgh, where she first developed her love of nature (and where, at age eleven, she published her first piece in a children's magazine), to her graduate work at Johns Hopkins and her career with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Lytle describes the genesis of her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, the incredible success of The Sea Around Us (a New York Times bestseller for over a year), and her determination to risk her fame in order to write her "poison book": Silent Spring. The author contends that despite Carson's demure, lady-like demeanor, she was subversive in her thinking and aggressive in her campaign against pesticides. Carson became the spokeswoman for a network of conservationists, scientists, women, and other concerned citizens who had come to fear the mounting dangers of the human assault on nature. What makes this story particularly compelling is that Carson took up this cause at the very moment when she herself faced a losing battle with cancer. Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication. It will inspire anyone interested in protecting the natural world or in women's struggle to find a voice in society.

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring Book
Author : Alex MacGillivray
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2010-08-15
ISBN : 1448873649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring Book
Author : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Fawcett Books
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Silent Spring book written by Rachel Carson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring Book
Author : Nikki Springer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351352865
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rachel Carson’s 1962 Silent Spring is one of the few books that can claim to be epoch-making. Its closely reasoned attack on the use of pesticides in American agriculture helped thrust environmental consciousness to the fore of modern politics and policy, creating the regulatory landscape we know today. The book is also a monument to the power of closely reasoned argument – built from well organised and carefully evidenced points that are not merely persuasive, but designed to be irrefutable. Indeed, it had to be: upon its publication, the chemical industry utilised all its resources to attempt to discredit both Silent Spring and Carson herself – to no avail. The central argument of the book is that the indiscriminate use of pesticides encouraged by post-war advances in agriculture and chemistry was deeply harmful to plants, animals and the whole environment, with devastating effects that went far beyond protecting crops. At the time, the argument directly contradicted government policy and scientific orthodoxy – and many studies that corroborated Carson’s views were deliberately suppressed by hostile business interests. Carson, however, gathered, organised and set out the evidence in Silent Spring in a way that proved her contentions without a doubt. While environmental battles still rage, few now deny the strength and persuasiveness of her reasoning.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson Book
Author : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-03-27
ISBN : 9781598535600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This deluxe Library of America volume presents one of the landmark books of the twentieth century together with rare letters, speeches, and other writings that reveal the personal courage and passionate commitment of its author, environmentalist Rachel Carson. A huge bestseller when published in 1962, Silent Spring led not only to many of the laws and government agencies that protect our air, land, and water, but prompted a revolution in environmental consciousness. Now for the first time, in previously unpublished and newly collected letters, Carson's groundbreaking expose of the unintended consequences of pesticide use comes together piece-by-piece.

The Myth of Silent Spring

The Myth of Silent Spring Book
Author : Chad Montrie
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2018-01-26
ISBN : 0520965159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

DDT  Silent Spring  and the Rise of Environmentalism Book
Author : Thomas Dunlap
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780295988344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents readings on the controversy over DDT (notably Rachel Carson's Silent Spring) and examines shifting attitudes surrounding the use of pesticides.

Silent Spring at 50

Silent Spring at 50 Book
Author : Roger Meiners,Pierre Desrochers,Andrew Morriss
Publisher : Cato Institute
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN : 1937184196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Carson s Silent Spring

Carson s Silent Spring Book
Author : Joni Seager
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2014-08-28
ISBN : 1441128999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Silent Spring is a watershed moment in the history of environmentalism. Credited with launching the modern environmental movement, it provoked the ban on DDT in the US ten years later and it has been an inspiration for feminist health movements. Yet the shift in public health paradigms that Silent Spring enjoined is possibly its most important legacy; one that is foundational for changing the ways in which we think about the health effects of the chemical immersion that constitutes modern life. In synthesizing a jumble of scientific and medical information into a coherent, readable argument about health and environment, Carson successfully challenged major chemical industries and the prevailing paradigm that modern societies could and should exert mastery over nature at any cost. This book provides an in-depth analysis and contextualisation of Silent Spring. It also surveys the lasting impact the text has had on the environmentalist movement in the last fifty years. Carson's Silent Spring is the first book to provide a full overview of what is a seminal work in the history of environmentalism.

The Myth of Silent Spring

The Myth of Silent Spring Book
Author : Chad Montrie
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2018-01-30
ISBN : 0520291344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Myth of Silent Spring challenges the widely held belief that Rachel Carson's celebrated 1962 book catalyzed the American environmental movement. While acknowledging the important contribution of Carson's exposâe, this book draws on a bounty of rich sources to push the movement's origins further back in time. It recognizes a long line of overlooked historical actors and identifies several other critical factors behind the rise of modern environmental thinking and protest. Recovering this slighted history helps us to better understand who should count as an 'environmentalist' and what should count as 'environmentalism,' essential insights for building a hardy environmental movement today and in the future"--Provided by publishe

Since Silent Spring

Since Silent Spring Book
Author : Frank Graham,Hotaling, Donald
Publisher : Boston : Houghton-Mifflin
Release : 1970
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the backgound of Rachel Carson and her book, discusses the question of pesticides as it stands today and shows what the average citizen can do to change the situtation.

Beyond Silent Spring

Beyond Silent Spring Book
Author : H.F. van Emden,David B. Peakall
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1996-06-30
ISBN : 9780412728105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Since Silent Spring

Since Silent Spring Book
Author : Ann Cottrell Free
Publisher : Flying Fox Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0961722525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Since Silent Spring book written by Ann Cottrell Free, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Recurring Silent Spring

The Recurring Silent Spring Book
Author : Boston University School of Public Health H Patricia Hynes,H. Patricia Hynes
Publisher : Pergamon
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Recurring Silent Spring book written by Boston University School of Public Health H Patricia Hynes,H. Patricia Hynes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.