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Silent spring, Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]

Label
Silent spring
Title
Silent spring
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1962, this book alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides. The outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. "Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations ... 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 the author's watershed book with new essays by the author and scientist Edward O. Wilson and the acclaimed 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 1963, the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964
Cataloging source
OCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1907-1964
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carson, Rachel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
LC call number
QH545.P4
LC item number
C38 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides and wildlife
  • Insect pests
  • Environmental Health
  • Insect Control
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides et faune
  • Insectes nuisibles, Lutte biologique contre les
  • Insect pests
  • Pesticides and wildlife
  • Pesticides
  • Pesticides
  • Umweltverschmutzung
  • Umweltrisiko
  • Écologie
  • Pesticides
  • Nature
  • Pollution
  • Résistance aux insecticides
Label
Silent spring, Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A fable for tomorrow -- The obligation to endure -- Elixirs of death -- Surface waters and underground seas -- Realms of the soil -- Earth's green mantle -- Needless havoc -- And no birds sing -- Rivers of death -- Indiscriminately from the skies -- Beyond the dreams of the Borgias -- The human price -- Through a narrow window -- One in every four -- Nature fights back -- The Rumblings of an avalanche -- The other road
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
40th anniversary ed.
Extent
xix, 378 pages
Isbn
9780618253050
Lccn
2002726803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99962884856
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50751491
  • (OCoLC)ocm50751491
Label
Silent spring, Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A fable for tomorrow -- The obligation to endure -- Elixirs of death -- Surface waters and underground seas -- Realms of the soil -- Earth's green mantle -- Needless havoc -- And no birds sing -- Rivers of death -- Indiscriminately from the skies -- Beyond the dreams of the Borgias -- The human price -- Through a narrow window -- One in every four -- Nature fights back -- The Rumblings of an avalanche -- The other road
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
40th anniversary ed.
Extent
xix, 378 pages
Isbn
9780618253050
Lccn
2002726803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99962884856
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50751491
  • (OCoLC)ocm50751491

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