Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780618249060
ISBN 13: 0618249060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Book Review:

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN 10: 0141994002
ISBN 13: 9780141994000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Book Review:

Rachel Carson's 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. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Lord Shackleton, a preface by World Wildlife Fund founder Julian Huxley, and an afterword by Carson's biographer Linda Lear. Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement. It is thanks to this book, and the help of many environmentalists, that harmful pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in the US and countries around the world.

Silent Spring at 50

Silent Spring at 50
Author: Roger Meiners,Pierre Desrochers,Andrew Morriss
Publsiher: Cato Institute
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 1937184196
ISBN 13: 9781937184193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring at 50 Book Review:

Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent opportunity to reassess its legacy and influence. In Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, a team of national experts explores the book’s historical context, the science it was built on, and the policy consequences of its core ideas. Their findings: much of what Carson presented as fact was slanted, and today we know much of it is simply wrong.

The Myth of Silent Spring

The Myth of Silent Spring
Author: Chad Montrie
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-01-26
ISBN 10: 0520965159
ISBN 13: 9780520965157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Silent Spring Book Review:

Since its publication in 1962, Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring has often been celebrated as the catalyst that sparked an American environmental movement. Yet environmental consciousness and environmental protest in some regions of the United States date back to the nineteenth century, with the advent of industrial manufacturing and the consequent growth of cities. As these changes transformed people's lives, ordinary Americans came to recognize the connections between economic exploitation, social inequality, and environmental problems. As the modern age dawned, they turned to labor unions, sportsmen’s clubs, racial and ethnic organizations, and community groups to respond to such threats accordingly. The Myth of Silent Spring tells this story. By challenging the canonical “songbirds and suburbs” interpretation associated with Carson and her work, the book gives readers a more accurate sense of the past and better prepares them for thinking and acting in the present.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Nikki Springer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351351079
ISBN 13: 9781351351072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Book Review:

Rachel Carson's 1962 Silent Spring is one of the few books that can claim to be epoch-making. Its closely reasoned attack on the use of pesticides in American agriculture helped thrust environmental consciousness to the fore of modern politics and policy, creating the regulatory landscape we know today. The book is also a monument to the power of closely reasoned argument - built from well organised and carefully evidenced points that are not merely persuasive, but designed to be irrefutable. Indeed, it had to be: upon its publication, the chemical industry utilised all its resources to attempt to discredit both Silent Spring and Carson herself - to no avail. The central argument of the book is that the indiscriminate use of pesticides encouraged by post-war advances in agriculture and chemistry was deeply harmful to plants, animals and the whole environment, with devastating effects that went far beyond protecting crops. At the time, the argument directly contradicted government policy and scientific orthodoxy - and many studies that corroborated Carson's views were deliberately suppressed by hostile business interests. Carson, however, gathered, organised and set out the evidence in Silent Spring in a way that proved her contentions without a doubt. While environmental battles still rage, few now deny the strength and persuasiveness of her reasoning.

Beyond Silent Spring

Beyond Silent Spring
Author: H.F. van Emden,David B. Peakall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1996-06-30
ISBN 10: 0412728001
ISBN 13: 9780412728006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Silent Spring Book Review:

More than 32 years ago, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring appeared upon the scene as a landmark of literary achievement which contributed greatly to the foundation of the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson had designed Silent Spring to shock the public into action against the misuse of chemical pesticides. More than anything else, the book also served as an ecological primer, demonstrating the interrelationship of all things and the dependence of each on a healthy environment for survival. Today, Silent Spring is generally credited with providing impetus to the whole range of anti-pollution laws that came into force in the 1970s. It is also perceived as having played a crucial role in the eventual banning of DDT as well as in the restricted use or total phasing out of the most notorious hard pesticides identified in the book. The vigorous growth of the chemical industry geared to the production of newer and ever more powerful pesticides can be traced to the introduc tion of the organochlorine insecticide DDT in the 1940s. These pesticides were meant not only to control insects but also animal pests, disease and weeds. Initially their development was based on the belief that they would provide a definitive solution to pest and vector problems.

The Recurring Silent Spring

The Recurring Silent Spring
Author: Boston University School of Public Health H Patricia Hynes,H. Patricia Hynes
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014278421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Gardners Books
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780141184944
ISBN 13: 0141184949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Book Review:

Rachel Carson's 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. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Lord Shackleton, a preface by World Wildlife Fund founder Julian Huxley, and an afterword by Carson's biographer Linda Lear. Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Despite condemnation in the press and heavy-handed attempts by the chemical industry to ban the book, Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement. It is thanks to this book, and the help of many environmentalists, that harmful pesticides such as DDT were banned from use in the US and countries around the world. Rachel Carson (1907-64) wanted to be a writer for as long as she could remember. Her first book, Under the Sea Wind, appeared in 1941. Silent Spring, which alerted the world to the dangers of the misuse of pesticides, was published in 1962. Carson's articles on natural history appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, Reader's Digest and Holiday. An ardent ecologist and preservationist, Carson warned against the dumping of atomic waste at sea and predicted global warming. If you enjoyed Silent Spring, you might like John Christopher's The Death of Grass, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Carson's books brought ecology into popular consciousness'Daily Telegraph 'Very few books change the course of history. Those that do include Silent Spring'Linda Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature

Thirty Years After Silent Spring

Thirty Years After Silent Spring
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754062790104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Before Silent Spring

Before Silent Spring
Author: James C. Whorton
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2015-03-08
ISBN 10: 1400871808
ISBN 13: 9781400871803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Silent Spring Book Review:

Modern consumers are well aware that the food they eat is tainted by pesticidal residues; they are less aware that their great-grandparents faced the same hazard. James C. Whorton's history of this public health menace emphasizes that insecticides have been contaminating produce since the introduction of chemical pesticides in the 1860s. The book examines the period before the publication of Rachel Carson's famous Silent Spring, tracing the origins of the residue problem and exploring the complicated network of interest groups that formed around the issue. The author shows how economic necessities, technological limitations, and pressures on regulatory agencies have brought us to "our present dilemma of seemingly having to poison our food in order to protect it." In Part I, the agricultural and medical literature of the past century is used to analyze the emergence by 1920 of a public health danger of serious proportions. Part II draws heavily on the unpublished records of the Food and Drug Administration to document how the ineffective handling of this danger established precedents for present pesticide abuses. Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

DDT Silent Spring and the Rise of Environmentalism

DDT  Silent Spring  and the Rise of Environmentalism
Author: Thomas Dunlap
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-08-24
ISBN 10: 0295998954
ISBN 13: 9780295998954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DDT Silent Spring and the Rise of Environmentalism Book Review:

No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected by Thomas Dunlap trace shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements from industry journals, articles from popular magazines, and the famous �Fable for Tomorrow� from Silent Spring. Beginning with attitudes toward nature at the turn of the twentieth century, the book moves through the use and early regulation of pesticides; the introduction and early success of DDT; the discovery of its environmental effects; and the uproar over Silent Spring. It ends with recent debates about DDT as a potential solution to malaria in Africa.

Silent Spring Revisited

Silent Spring Revisited
Author: Conor Mark Jameson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN 10: 1408194074
ISBN 13: 9781408194072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Revisited Book Review:

Fifty years after the publication of the seminal Silent Spring, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on Rachel Carson's legacy and asks the question - are we still silencing the spring?

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 9781598535600
ISBN 13: 1598535609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Book Review:

This deluxe Library of America volume presents one of the landmark books of the twentieth century together with rare letters, speeches, and other writings that reveal the personal courage and passionate commitment of its author, environmentalist Rachel Carson. A huge bestseller when published in 1962, Silent Spring led not only to many of the laws and government agencies that protect our air, land, and water, but prompted a revolution in environmental consciousness. Now for the first time, in previously unpublished and newly collected letters, Carson's groundbreaking expose of the unintended consequences of pesticide use comes together piece-by-piece.

What a Book Can Do

What a Book Can Do
Author: Priscilla Coit Murphy
Publsiher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2007-03
ISBN 10: 9781558495821
ISBN 13: 1558495827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What a Book Can Do Book Review:

In 1962, the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sparked widespread public debate on the hazards of pesticide abuse for humans and their environment. This work explores how a newsmaking book enabled a single voice of warning to gain the attention of the entire country, and beyond.

Since Silent Spring

Since Silent Spring
Author: Frank Graham
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780330029384
ISBN 13: 033002938X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carson s Silent Spring

Carson s Silent Spring
Author: Joni Seager
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN 10: 1441128999
ISBN 13: 9781441128997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carson s Silent Spring Book Review:

Silent Spring is a watershed moment in the history of environmentalism. Credited with launching the modern environmental movement, it provoked the ban on DDT in the US ten years later and it has been an inspiration for feminist health movements. Yet the shift in public health paradigms that Silent Spring enjoined is possibly its most important legacy; one that is foundational for changing the ways in which we think about the health effects of the chemical immersion that constitutes modern life. In synthesizing a jumble of scientific and medical information into a coherent, readable argument about health and environment, Carson successfully challenged major chemical industries and the prevailing paradigm that modern societies could and should exert mastery over nature at any cost. This book provides an in-depth analysis and contextualisation of Silent Spring. It also surveys the lasting impact the text has had on the environmentalist movement in the last fifty years. Carson's Silent Spring is the first book to provide a full overview of what is a seminal work in the history of environmentalism.

Silent Spring Revisited

Silent Spring Revisited
Author: American Chemical Society,Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015012595396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Revisited Book Review:

"Based on a symposium on the topics posed in Rachel Carson'sSilent spring, held in Philadelphia, August 1984".

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
Author: Karen F. Stein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN 10: 9462090688
ISBN 13: 9789462090682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Book Review:

Karen F. Stein University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA Rachel Carson is the twentieth century’s most significant environmentalist. Her books about the sea blend science and poetry as they invite readers to share her celebration of the ocean’s wonders. Silent Spring, her graphic and compelling exposé of the damage caused by the widespread aerial spraying of persistent organic pesticides such as DDT, opened our eyes to the interconnectedness of all living beings and the ecological systems we inhabit. Carson’s work challenges our belief that science and technology can control the natural world, asks us to recognize our place in the world around us, and inspires us to treat the earth respectfully. She calls us to rekindle our sense of wonder at nature’s power and beauty, and to tread lightly on the earth so that it will continue to sustain us and our descendants. This book guides readers on a journey through Carson’s life and work, considers Carson’s legacies, and points to some of the continuing challenges to sustainability. It provides a listing of resources for reading, learning, or teaching about the environment, about nature writing, and about Carson and the crucial issues she addressed.

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
Author: Linda Lear
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN 10: 054770755X
ISBN 13: 9780547707556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Book Review:

The authoritative biography of the marine biologist and nature writer whose book Silent Spring inspired the global environmentalist movement. In a career that spanned from civil service to unlikely literary celebrity, Rachel Carson became one of the world’s seminal leaders in conservation. The 1962 publication of her book Silent Spring was a watershed event that led to the banning of DDT and launched the modern environmental movement. Growing up in poverty on a tiny Allegheny River farm, Carson attended the Pennsylvania College for Women on a scholarship. There, she studied science and writing before taking a job with the newly emerging Fish and Wildlife Service. In this definitive biography, Linda Lear traces the evolution of Carson’s private, professional, and public lives, from the origins of her dedication to natural science to her invaluable service as a brilliant, if reluctant, reformer. Drawing on unprecedented access to sources and interviews, Lear masterfully explores the roots of Carson’s powerful connection to the natural world, crafting a “fine portrait of the environmentalist as a human being” (Smithsonian). “Impressively researched and eminently readable . . . Compelling, not just for Carson devotees but for anyone concerned about the environment.” —People “[A] combination of meticulous scholarship and thoughtful, often poignant, writing.” —Science “A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Sea Around Us

The Sea Around Us
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Librorium Editions
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 3967243443
ISBN 13: 9783967243444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea Around Us Book Review:

The Sea Around Us reveals the science and poetry of the sea while ranging from its primeval beginnings to the latest scientific probings. Often described as poetic, it is Carsons second published book and the one that launched her into the public eye and a second career as a writer and conservationist. The book was awarded both the 1952 National Book Award for Nonfiction and a Burroughs Medal in nature writing.