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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2002], c1962.
  • Year Published: 1962
  • Edition: 40th anniversary ed.
  • Description: xix, 378 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 061825305X
  • 0618249060 :

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Silent spring

by Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.

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Call number: 632.9 Ca

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"A Mariner book."

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Save the Earth!

First published in 1962, "Silent Spring" is the first (or at least one of the first) books about how humans are destroying the environment. "Silent Spring" focuses on the devastating effects the artificial pesticide DDT had on the environment, particularly birds. The book led to a grassroots nationwide movement to ban the chemical and the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Many people attacked Carson for the work, including accusing her of not caring about the future because she had no children of her own (although she was raising her orphaned nephew). President Jimmy Carter posthumously awarded Carson the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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