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Main Title Silent spring /
Author Carson, Rachel,
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Wilson, Edward O.,
Lear, Linda J.,
Darling, Lois,
Darling, Louis,
Publisher Mariner Books, an imprint of HapersCollins Publishers,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 50751491
ISBN 061825305X; 9780618253050; 0618249060; 9780618249060
Subjects Pesticides--Environmental aspects ; Pesticides--Toxicology ; Pesticides and wildlife ; Insect pests--Biological control ; Environmental health ; Insect pests--Control ; Nature--Protection ; Insect Control ; Pflanzenschutzmittel ; Sozial okologie ; Umweltbelastung ; Umweltverschmutzung ; Umweltrisiko ; Ecologie ; Pesticides--Aspect de l'environnement ; Pollution--Lutte contre--Appareils et mat eriel ; R esistance aux insecticides ; âEcologie ; Pollution--Lutte contre--Appareils et matériel ; Ršistance aux insecticides ; Sozialèokologie ; Environmental Health--(DNLM)D004782 ; Insect Control--(DNLM)D007300 ; Pesticides--(DNLM)D010575 ; Pollution--Lutte contre--Appareils et matâeriel ; Râesistance aux insecticides
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  QH545.P4C38 2002 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/28/2018
EJCM  Environmental law Law Library/Washington,DC 06/27/2017
EKBM  QH545.P4C38 2002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/22/2003
EKCM  QH545.P4C38 2002 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 09/27/2017
ELAM  QH545.P4C38 2002 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 08/28/2012
ELBM  QH545.P4C38 2002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/31/2017
EOAM  QH545.P4C38 2002 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 03/28/2018
Edition 40th anniversary ed., 1st Mariner books ed.
Collation xix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-355) and index. "The classic that launched the environmental movement"--Cover Various printings list a fortieth anniversary on cover. First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962. Introduction and afterword published in 2002.
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A fable for tomorrow -- The obligation to endure -- Elixirs of death -- Surface waters and underground seas -- Realms of the soil -- Earth's green mantle -- Needless havoc -- And no birds sing -- Rivers of death -- Indiscriminately from the skies -- Beyond the dreams of the Borgias -- The human price -- Through a narrow window -- One in every four -- Nature fights back -- The Rumblings of an avalanche -- The other road. "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 ... [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 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"--Publisher's description