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SILENT SPRING

by CARSON, Rachel

Edition: First Edition

Book condition: Near Fine in a Very Good or better dustwrapper with light chipping to the spine head and minor edgewear

Book Description

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good or better dustwrapper with light chipping...
Title:
SILENT SPRING
Author:
CARSON, Rachel
Format/binding:
Hardcover
Book condition:
Near Fine in a Very Good or better dustwrapper with light chipping to the spine head and minor edgewear
Quantity available:
1
Edition:
First Edition
Binding:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Place:
Boston
Date published:
1962

Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement. When Silent Spring was published, Rachel Carson was already a well-known writer on natural history, but had not previously been a social critic. The book was widely read (especially after its selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the New York Times best-seller list), and inspired widespread public concerns with pesticides and pollution of the environment. Silent Spring facilitated the ban of the pesticide DDT in 1972 in the United States. The book documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson said that DDT had been found to cause thinner egg shells and result in reproductive problems and death. She also accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically. Silent Spring has been featured in many lists of the best nonfiction books of the twentieth century. In the Modern Library List of Best 20th-Century Nonfiction it was at #5, and it was at #78 in the conservative National Review. Most recently, Silent Spring was named one of the 25 greatest science books of all time by the editors of Discover Magazine. A follow-up book, Beyond Silent Spring, co-authored by H.F. van Emden and David Peakall, was published in 1996.

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MILLER, Francis Trevelyan

New York & London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor soiling and wear; leather spine label on the second volume chipped with loss of the word "The" from the title. Still Near Fine. Two quarto (8-1/4" x 11-1/2") volumes bound in half parchment... more

  • Published : 1930
  • Edition : First Edition
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THOREAU, Henry David

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, (1893). Riverside Edition. Hardcover. Minor nicks, wear, mostly to corners. Near Fine. Small octavo (5" x 7-3/4"), complete in 11 volumes bound by Ernst Hertzberg & Sons (later Monastery Hill) in early 20th-century 3/4 green mor... more

  • Published : (1893)
  • Edition : Riverside Edition
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$3,125.00
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[PHOTOGRAPHY] FITZGIBBON, J. H. (editor)

St. Louis, 1877. Hardcover. Despite the defects, Very Good and quite scarce. The first twelve issues of this scarce western photography monthly edited by J. H. Fitzgibbon, one of America's finest daguerreotypists and well-known for his portraits of Native Americans. Bound in contemporary ha... more

  • Published : 1877
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THE BOY'S LIFE OF EDISON

[EDISON, Thomas] MEADOWCROFT, William

New York: Harper & Brothers, (1911). First Edition. Hardcover. Gilt on spine a little dull, slight rubbing to front cover. Early owner inscription on front free endpaper well below Edison's signature. Near Fine. Publisher's sage green pebble-grain cloth with front cover stamped in b... more

  • Published : (1911)
  • Edition : First Edition
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OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BUFFON, SUIVIES DE LA CLASSIFICATION COMPAREE DE CUVIER, LESSON, ETC., ETC

BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc de

Paris: Pourrat Freres, 1837. Nouvelle Edition. Hardcover. Plates generally clean and bright. Near Fine, attractively bound. Five volumes bound in 7 large octavo (6-5/8" x 10") volumes with green morocco leather spines and marbled boards, the plates bound separately in the two extra v... more

  • Published : 1837
  • Edition : Nouvelle Edition
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THE HARP OF THE BIRCHES AND OTHER POEMS

PEATTIE, Donald Culross

n.p., 1909. Softcover. Very Good and absolutely one of a kind. A unique manuscript (5" x 8-1/2") accomplished in a decorative calligraphic style with small illustrations by Anita Helen Parkhurst of poems presumably written by the author when he was 11 years old, seven years before his... more

  • Published : 1909
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SILENT SPRING

CARSON, Rachel

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with light chipping to the spine head and minor edgewear. This book on the effects of pesticides is a landmark in environmental writing inspiring the movement that led to the banning of DDT and rai... more

  • Published : 1962
  • Edition : First Edition
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HISTORIAE AEGYPTI NATURALIS PARS PRIMA. Qua continentur rerum AEgyptiarum libri quatuor. Opus postumum, nunc primum ... editum. (Pars secunda, sive, De plantis AEgypti liber auctus et emendatus ... Cum observationibus & notis Joannis Veslingii ... Accedunt ejusdem J. Veslingii paræneses ad rem herbariam & vindiciæ opobalsami

ALPINUS, Prospero; VESLINGIUS, Joannes

Lugduni Batavorum: Gerardum Potvliet, 1735. Hardcover. Some mold spotting to the rear board which lightly affects a few of the rear pages. A little wrinkling to the pages but generally a clean copy with crisp plates. Near Fine. Small quarto (6" x 8") in contemporary vellum. Two volume... more

  • Published : 1735
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IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?

JAMES, William

Philadelphia: S. Burns Weston, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Some darkening to the pastedowns from the glue used. Light rubbing to the spine edges. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper, if it ever had one. A small (4-1/8" x 6-3/8"), slim (63 pages) volume bound in brown flexible cloth... more

  • Published : 1896
  • Edition : First Edition
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THE WILDERNESS HUNTER

ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)

New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1910. Reprint. Hardcover. About Fine. Original brown cloth with a portrait and signature of Roosevelt printed in brown on the front cover; iv, 296 pages; illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of Roosevelt standing before a giant redwood. The Homeward Bo... more

  • Published : 1910
  • Edition : Reprint
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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

Houghton Mifflin (P). Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • ISBN : 0395453909
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Rachel Carson

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Silent Spring: 25th Anniversary Edi

Rachel Carson

Houghton Mifflin Books, 1987-09-27. Paperback. Very Good/2. VG Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding.

  • Published : 1987-09-27
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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

Houghton Mifflin (P). Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • ISBN : 0395453909
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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

Mariner Books. Used - Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • ISBN : 0395683297
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Silent Spring

Carson, Rachel

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Silent Spring: 25th Anniversary Edition

Rachel Carson

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Silent Spring: 25th Anniversary Edition

Rachel Carson

Houghton Mifflin Books, 1987-09-27. Paperback. Very Good. VG Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding.

  • Published : 1987-09-27
  • ISBN : 0395453909
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Silent Spring: 25th Anniversary Edition

Rachel Carson

Houghton Mifflin Books, 1987-09-27. Paperback. Very Good. VG- Mild cover wear. Mild aging to clean pages with tight binding.

  • Published : 1987-09-27
  • ISBN : 0395453909
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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

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