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Silent Spring - Rachel Carson
Silent Spring
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780141391526 (0141391529)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 Silent Spring
AcknowledgementsAuthor's NoteIntroduction, by Lord ShackletonPreface, by Julian Huxley, F.R.S.--Silent SpringAfterword, by Linda LearList of Principal SourcesIndex
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 Silent Spring
AcknowledgementsAuthor's NoteIntroduction, by Lord ShackletonPreface, by Julian Huxley, F.R.S.--Silent SpringAfterword, by Linda LearList of Principal SourcesIndex
Hellen
Hellen rated it
Very important book, but very... report-like. The writing isn't even bad, it's just the format. Chapter about birds. Birds have been dying here and here and here. Cause turns out to be pesticide. In this case it turned out to be this pesticide, in that case it was that pesticide. Chapter about river...
Damn Good Books (or not)
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4.0
I first read this book around 35 or 40 years ago. I will say there is a good reason it is a classic. A pivotal book that was treated unkindly in the 60's but has endured all these years. It now seems to be the most oft quoted book regarding the environment and the birth of the environmental movem...
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it
3.0 Silent Spring
Because all of the quotes I’ve read from Silent Spring have been emotional appeals, I was worried the book would be all poetic descriptions, poorly grounded in science. Instead I found that, as the introduction claimed, Rachel Carson not only had a “lyrical, poetic voice” but also offered sound “sc...
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