Silent Spring

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Beschreibung

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

Autorentext

Rachel Carson (1907–1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best-selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and with it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.


Klappentext

First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, 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. "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 Rachel Carson"s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson 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 the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.



Inhalt
Contents Acknowledgments viii Introduction by Linda Lear x 1 a fable for tomorrow 1 2 the obligation to endure 5 3 elixirs of death 15 4 surface waters and underground seas 39 5 realms of the soil 53 6 earth’s green mantle 63 7 needless havoc 85 8 and no birds sing 103 9 rivers of death 129 10 indiscriminately from the skies 154 11 beyond the dreams of the borgias 173 12 the human price 187 13 through a narrow window 199 14 one in every four 219 15 nature fights back 245 16 the rumblings of an avalanche 262 17 the other road 277 List of Principal Sources 301 Afterword by Edward O. Wilson 357 Index 365

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Silent Spring
Autor
EAN
9780618253050
ISBN
978-0-618-25305-0
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Houghton Mifflin Company
Genre
Baum- und Umwelttechnik
Anzahl Seiten
400
Gewicht
553g
Größe
H210mm x B140mm x T26mm
Jahr
2002
Untertitel
Englisch
Auflage
Anniversary.
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