Silent Spring -- Rachel Carson - Paperback
First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, 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. "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" (Peter Matthiessen, for Time's 100 Most Influential People of the Century).
This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.
Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Mariner Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90d
Age Range: 14-UP
Reading Level: 11.5
Point Value: 19
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 67632 / Silent Spring
About the Author
RACHEL CARSON, 1907-1964, spent a good deal of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her first three books -- Under the Sea-Wind, The Sea Around Us, and The Edge of the Sea -- established her reputation as a first-rate writer on the natural world.
Product Attributes: AR, AR11, Chemical & Biochemical, Environmental Conservation & Protection, High School, Mariner Books, Natural History, Nature, Paperback, Pesticides - Toxicology, Rachel Carson, Science, Technology & Engineering