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.
Silent Spring: Nikki Springer
Silent Spring: Nikki Springer
Before Silent Spring:Pesticides and Public Health in Pre-DDT America James C. Whorton
The Myth of Silent Spring:Rethinking the Origins of American Environmentalism University of California Press. 1. Auflage Chad Montrie
Before Silent Spring:Pesticides and Public Health in Pre-DDT America Princeton University Press James C. Whorton
First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind´s collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaiulani Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/001164/bk_reco_001164_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT, a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide, on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they´ve caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson discusses her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. Additionally, she suggests that all democracies and liberal societies must operate in a way that allows individuals and groups to question what their governments have permitted to be put into the environment. An instant best seller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Berneis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/003927/bk_drms_003927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.