Silent Spring
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Silent Spring
Rachel Carson
Nonfiction
Jul 31, 2018
More than four decades before Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring issued a chilling—and groundbreaking—warning about humanity’s careless contamination of our planet. Researched and written over four years, it examines the interdependence of species in nature and postulates a world in which chemical pesticides have not only upset that delicate balance, but wiped out entire species as well. Lyrically written, scientifically astute, and passionately argued, Silent Spring informed opinion and changed policy across the nation; it led to a ban on DDT and became a catalyst to the global environmental movement.
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Oct 28, 2018
My mother read this book and then insisted that I read it back when I was a preteen. I was glad that she did. Environmentalism before it was cool
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Oct 28, 2018
Prescient
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This book changed my life.
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Another prophetic book that has sadly begun to come true.
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