Silent spring / Rachel Carson ; introduction Linda Lear ; afterword by Edward O. Wilson.
- ISBN: 9780618253050
- ISBN: 061825305X
- ISBN: 9780618249060
- ISBN: 0618249060
- Physical Description: xix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 
- Copyright: ©2002
Publisher, publication date, and edition statements may vary; paging, table of contents, author, author of introduction, and author of foreward are identical.
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Includes bibliography and index.
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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.
"Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 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 elequent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century"--Back cover.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.5 19 67632.
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