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


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  • 37 of 37 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton.

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0 current holds with 37 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton 363.73 Car (Text to phone) 33160150528423 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780618249060 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0618249060 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 061825305X :
  • Physical Description: xix, 378 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 40th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002, c1962.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Mariner book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-355) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Insect pests > Biological control.
Pesticides and wildlife.
Pesticides > Toxicology.
Pesticides > Environmental aspects.
Topic Heading: JBHS Suggested Summer Reading

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