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Silent Spring | [Rachel Carson]

Silent Spring

First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large.
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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large.

©1962 Rachel Carson; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"Silent Spring came as a cry in the wilderness, a deeply felt, thoroughly researched, and brilliantly written argument that changed the course of history." (Al Gore)

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    soccerfan71 Ravenswood, WV USA 04-28-15
    soccerfan71 Ravenswood, WV USA 04-28-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Boring"

    Raises some decent points but is not entirely correct, and one could argue that this book has resulted in a lot of people dying from malaria because of the ban that this book caused on ddt.

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    "Sleepy narration"

    A little difficult to follow with the audio version. The narrator is ok but put me to sleep with her calm voice more than once.

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    Scott 02-13-15
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    "Incredibly well writte - almost poetry"

    Just as relebant 50 years later, A must listen, for anyone concerned with the future of Life on earth. How beautifully the language flows is magnified while listening - even with such scary topics.

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    Cyndi Mooloolaba QLD, Australia 05-15-11
    Cyndi Mooloolaba QLD, Australia 05-15-11
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    "Silent Spring by Rachael Carson"

    This book may be 50 years old but it is still relevant today. I defy anybody to read this and not make a change in their life away from the use and consumption of chemicals.
    Cyndi O'Meara
    Nutritionist and Author Changing Habits Changing Lives

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    Mary Columbia Heights, MN, USA 05-15-10
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    A truthful EYE OPENER

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