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: 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

Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780547527628
ISBN 13: 0547527624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silent Spring Book Review:

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.

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?

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.

Rachel Carson Silent Spring Other Writings on the Environment LOA 307

Rachel Carson  Silent Spring   Other Writings on the Environment  LOA  307
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 1598535609
ISBN 13: 9781598535600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel Carson Silent Spring Other Writings on the Environment LOA 307 Book Review:

The book that sparked the modern environmental movement, with an unprecedented collection of letters, speeches, and other writings that reveal the extraordinary courage and vision of its author Library of America launches its Rachel Carson edition with this deluxe illustrated volume presenting 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. A huge bestseller when published in September 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 to biochemists, ecologists, cancer specialists, ornithologists, and other experts, Carson's groundbreaking expose of the unintended consequences of pesticide use comes together piece-by-piece, like a puzzle or detective story. She makes common cause with conservationists and other allies to build public awareness, hiding her private battle with cancer for fear it might distract from her message. And in the wake of her book's astonishing impact, as she becomes the target of an organized campaign of disinformation by the chemical industry, Carson speaks out in defense of her findings while remaining a model of grace under pressure. Throughout the collection, Carson's lifelong love of nature shines through. In writings both lyrical and intensely moving, she conveys her "sense of wonder" to her young nephew, dreams of conserving old-growth forest in Maine for posterity, and recounts her adventures and epiphanies as birdwatcher and beachcomber. A future companion volume will gather Carson's "sea trilogy": Under the Sea-Wind (1941), The Sea Around Us (1951), and The Edge of the Sea (1955). LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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.

Under the Sea wind

Under the Sea wind
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: EAN:4064066367916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Sea wind Book Review:

"Under the Sea-wind" by Rachel Carson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring
Author: Alex MacGillivray
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN 10: 1448873649
ISBN 13: 9781448873647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Rachel Carson s Silent Spring Book Review:

With our "green revolution" gearing up on all fronts, there couldn't be a timelier book than Understanding Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Written at a time when science writing and literature didn't mesh and when people didn't care or think about the environment, pollutants, or preserving natural resources, Silent Spring not only exposed the dangers of pesticides but became one of the most influential manifestos on environmental issues. This book explores Silent Spring's historical context and its influence on and repercussions for the world.

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 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
Author: Robert McCrum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781903385838
ISBN 13: 1903385830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time Book Review:

100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Nikki Springer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351352865
ISBN 13: 9781351352864
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.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Publsiher: Clarion Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110972614
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

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.

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.

An Electronic Silent Spring

An Electronic Silent Spring
Author: Katie Singer
Publsiher: Portal Books
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781938685088
ISBN 13: 1938685083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Electronic Silent Spring Book Review:

Our earth has natural electromagnetic energy, and over millions of years we have evolved to live in harmony with it.In our modern world, however, human-made electromagnetic fields are increasingly common -- wifi and mobile phone networks, for example. Katie Singer argues that these fields are now so prevalent that they are threatening the health of all aspects of our world -- people, plants, bees and birds -- and in particular our memory, DNA, behaviour, attention spans, sleep patterns and susceptibility to disease.This unique book examines the effects of electrification and presents solutions for communities and individuals who welcome the benefits of our digital world, but want to limit their exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

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: 150
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780295988344
ISBN 13: 0295988347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DDT Silent Spring and the Rise of Environmentalism Book Review:

Presents readings on the controversy over DDT (notably Rachel Carson's Silent Spring) and examines shifting attitudes surrounding the use of pesticides.

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

Since Silent Spring Book Review:

The Gentle Subversive

The Gentle Subversive
Author: Mark Hamilton Lytle
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-07-31
ISBN 10: 0198038534
ISBN 13: 9780198038535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gentle Subversive Book Review:

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring antagonized some of the most powerful interests in the nation--including the farm block and the agricultural chemical industry--and helped launch the modern environmental movement. In The Gentle Subversive, Mark Hamilton Lytle offers a compact biography of Carson, illuminating the road that led to this vastly influential book. Lytle explores the evolution of Carson's ideas about nature, her love for the sea, her career as a biologist, and above all her emergence as a writer of extraordinary moral and ecological vision. We follow Carson from her childhood on a farm outside Pittsburgh, where she first developed her love of nature (and where, at age eleven, she published her first piece in a children's magazine), to her graduate work at Johns Hopkins and her career with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Lytle describes the genesis of her first book, Under the Sea-Wind, the incredible success of The Sea Around Us (a New York Times bestseller for over a year), and her determination to risk her fame in order to write her "poison book": Silent Spring. The author contends that despite Carson's demure, lady-like demeanor, she was subversive in her thinking and aggressive in her campaign against pesticides. Carson became the spokeswoman for a network of conservationists, scientists, women, and other concerned citizens who had come to fear the mounting dangers of the human assault on nature. What makes this story particularly compelling is that Carson took up this cause at the very moment when she herself faced a losing battle with cancer. Succinct and engaging, The Gentle Subversive is a story of success, celebrity, controversy, and vindication. It will inspire anyone interested in protecting the natural world or in women's struggle to find a voice in society.

And No Birds Sing

And No Birds Sing
Author: Linda Lear
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780809322183
ISBN 13: 0809322188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And No Birds Sing Book Review:

Craig Waddell presents essays investigating Rachel Carson's influential 1962 book, Silent Spring. In his foreword, Paul Brooks, Carson's editor at Houghton Mifflin, describes the process that resulted in Silent Spring. In an afterword, Linda Lear, Carson's recent biographer, recalls the end of Carson's life and outlines the attention that Carson's book and Carson herself received from scholars and biographers, attention that focused so minutely on her life that it detracted from a focus on her work. The foreword by Brooks and the afterword by Lear frame this exploration within the context of Carson's life and work. Contributors are Edward P. J. Corbett, Carol B, Gartner, Cheryll Glotfelty, Randy Harris, M. Jimmie Killingsworth, Linda Lear, Ralph H. Lutts, Christine Oravec, Jacqueline S. Palmer, Markus J. Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Craig Waddell. Together, these essays explore Silent Spring's effectiveness in conveying its disturbing message and the rhetorical strategies that helped create its wide influence.