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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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Three reasons to read Silent Spring: 1. This book, first published in 1962, launched the modern environmental movement. It also earned Carson, a modest marine biologist, a slot on Time's 100 Most Influential People of the Century list. 2. It's a great read. Calling Silent Spring "well crafted, fearless and succinct," Peter Matthiessen said of its author: "Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters." 3. Carson's lucid, almost lyrical exposé of the indiscriminate use of pesticides is still relevant.

Paperback, Mass Market

Condition: Very Good (yellowed pages, remainder mark on bottom edge)

Publisher: Fawcett, 1985

ISBN 13: 9780449209387