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

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Genre Book : Nature
Author Book : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Book : 2002
Download Book : 378 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0618249060


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For use in schools and libraries only. Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides, and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

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Genre Book : Nature
Author Book : Rachel Carson
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Release Book : 2002-10-01
Download Book : 378 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0613623622


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More than 32 years ago, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring appeared upon the scene as a landmark of literary achievement which contributed greatly to the foundation of the modern environmental movement. Rachel Carson had designed Silent Spring to shock the public into action against the misuse of chemical pesticides. More than anything else, the book also served as an ecological primer, demonstrating the interrelationship of all things and the dependence of each on a healthy environment for survival. Today, Silent Spring is generally credited with providing impetus to the whole range of anti-pollution laws that came into force in the 1970s. It is also perceived as having played a crucial role in the eventual banning of DDT as well as in the restricted use or total phasing out of the most notorious hard pesticides identified in the book. The vigorous growth of the chemical industry geared to the production of newer and ever more powerful pesticides can be traced to the introduc tion of the organochlorine insecticide DDT in the 1940s. These pesticides were meant not only to control insects but also animal pests, disease and weeds. Initially their development was based on the belief that they would provide a definitive solution to pest and vector problems.

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Genre Book : Science
Author Book : H.F. van Emden
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 1996-06-30
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780412728006


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No single event played a greater role in the birth of modern environmentalism than the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and its assault on insecticides. The documents collected by Thomas Dunlap trace shifting attitudes toward DDT and pesticides in general through a variety of sources: excerpts from scientific studies and government reports, advertisements from industry journals, articles from popular magazines, and the famous �Fable for Tomorrow� from Silent Spring. Beginning with attitudes toward nature at the turn of the twentieth century, the book moves through the use and early regulation of pesticides; the introduction and early success of DDT; the discovery of its environmental effects; and the uproar over Silent Spring. It ends with recent debates about DDT as a potential solution to malaria in Africa.

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Genre Book : Science
Author Book : Thomas Dunlap
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release Book : 2017-08-24
Download Book : 160 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780295998954


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Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent opportunity to reassess its legacy and influence. In Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, a team of national experts explores the book’s historical context, the science it was built on, and the policy consequences of its core ideas. Their findings: much of what Carson presented as fact was slanted, and today we know much of it is simply wrong.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Roger Meiners
Publisher : Cato Institute
Release Book : 2012-09-18
Download Book : 366 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781937184193


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Silent Spring is a watershed moment in the history of environmentalism. Credited with launching the modern environmental movement, it provoked the ban on DDT in the US ten years later and it has been an inspiration for feminist health movements. Yet the shift in public health paradigms that Silent Spring enjoined is possibly its most important legacy; one that is foundational for changing the ways in which we think about the health effects of the chemical immersion that constitutes modern life. In synthesizing a jumble of scientific and medical information into a coherent, readable argument about health and environment, Carson successfully challenged major chemical industries and the prevailing paradigm that modern societies could and should exert mastery over nature at any cost. This book provides an in-depth analysis and contextualisation of Silent Spring. It also surveys the lasting impact the text has had on the environmentalist movement in the last fifty years. Carson's Silent Spring is the first book to provide a full overview of what is a seminal work in the history of environmentalism.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Joni Seager
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Book : 2014-08-28
Download Book : 176 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781441128997


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"The Myth of Silent Spring challenges the widely held belief that Rachel Carson's celebrated 1962 book catalyzed the American environmental movement. While acknowledging the important contribution of Carson's exposâe, this book draws on a bounty of rich sources to push the movement's origins further back in time. It recognizes a long line of overlooked historical actors and identifies several other critical factors behind the rise of modern environmental thinking and protest. Recovering this slighted history helps us to better understand who should count as an 'environmentalist' and what should count as 'environmentalism,' essential insights for building a hardy environmental movement today and in the future"--Provided by publishe

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Genre Book : Nature
Author Book : Chad Montrie
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Book : 2018-01-30
Download Book : 200 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780520291348


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Widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement when published 50 years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring had a profound impact on our society. As an iconic work, the book has often been shielded from critical inquiry, but this landmark anniversary provides an excellent opportunity to reassess its legacy and influence. In Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, a team of national experts explores the book’s historical context, the science it was built on, and the policy consequences of its core ideas. Their findings: much of what Carson presented as fact was slanted, and today we know much of it is simply wrong.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Roger Meiners
Publisher : Cato Institute
Release Book : 2012-09-18
Download Book : 366 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781937184193


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Fifty years after the publication of the seminal Silent Spring, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on Rachel Carson's legacy and asks the question - are we still silencing the spring?

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Genre Book : Nature
Author Book : Conor Mark Jameson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Book : 2013-06-06
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781408194072


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Genre Book : Environmental ethics
Author Book : Ann Cottrell Free
Publisher : Flying Fox Press
Release Book : 1992
Download Book : 18 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780961722524