Silent Spring by -N/A-

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...it was an emotionally charged but deeply flawed denunciation of the widespread spraying of chemical pesticides for the control of insects. Today, the book is still revered by many, but its legacy is anything but positive.
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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.
 

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Rachel Carson (1907-1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best-selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.
 
Published October 22, 2002 by Mariner Books.
Genres: . Non-fiction
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NY Times

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Reviewed by LORUS AND MARGERY MILNE on Sep 23 2008

Her book is a cry to the reading public to help curb private and public programs which by use of poisons will end by destroying life on earth.

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NY Times

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Reviewed by JOHN TIERNEY on Jun 05 2008

This “Fable for Tomorrow,” as she called it, set the tone for the hodgepodge of science and junk science in the rest of the book.

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Guardian

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Reviewed by Tim Radford on Sep 30 2011

This was a profoundly important book. It remains an example of a very good book. It has earned a sure place in history and is a reminder that complacency is a dangerous state...

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Examiner

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Reviewed by Amy Nilson on Nov 06 2011

Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962, and has won two Pulitzer Prize awards for her efforts in which she, “deliberately challenged the wisdom of the government that allowed toxic chemicals to be put into the environment...

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Forbes

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Reviewed by Henry I. Miller on Sep 05 2012

...it was an emotionally charged but deeply flawed denunciation of the widespread spraying of chemical pesticides for the control of insects. Today, the book is still revered by many, but its legacy is anything but positive.

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Helium

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Reviewed by Mel Presa on Aug 30 2008

I would recommend this book to anyone with a lot of patience, a lot of free time, and a love of the environment. Patience is necessary to read this book, for it is long and occasionally confusing.

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