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

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 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." -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
OCO
Dewey number
363.738/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH545.P4
LC item number
C38 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Silent spring, Rachel Carson ; introduction by Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson ; [drawings by Lois and Louis Darling]
Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-355) and index
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  • wbl
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. A fable for tomorrow -- 2. The obligation to endure -- 3. Elixirs of death -- 4. Surface waters and underground seas -- 5. Realms of the soil -- 6. Earth's green mantle -- 7. Needless havoc -- 8. And no birds sing -- 9. Rivers of death -- 10. Indiscriminately from the skies -- 11. Beyond the dreams of the borgias -- 12. The human price -- 13. Through a narrow window -- 14. One in every four -- 15. Nature fights back -- 16. The rumblings of an avalanche -- 17. The other road
Control code
000024502784
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner Books ed
Extent
xix, 378 p.
File format
one file format
Isbn
9780618249060
Lccn
2002726803
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b25788826
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • mb25788826
  • (OCoLC)50751491

Library Locations

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