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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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  • Published : (1893)
  • Edition : Riverside Edition
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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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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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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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Paris: Durand & Pissot, 1752. First French Edition. Hardcover. Early pencil and ink notes on front blanks. Near Fine. Quarto (7-1/2" x 9-3/4") bound in contemporary mottled calf leather with a heavily gilt-decorated spine with five raised bands and a gilt-lettered red morocco spin... more

  • Published : 1752
  • Edition : First French Edition
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  • Published : 1903 - 1914
  • Edition : First Edition
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KJAERBOLLING, N

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  • Published : 1875-1877 and [1879]
  • Edition : First Edition
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Paris: Chez l'Auteur, Froule, Nyon, Barrois, le jeune, 1782. First Edition. Hardcover. Armorial bookplate of W. W. Rockhill on front pastedowns. Scattered light foxing, a few plates and leaves toned. Near Fine. Two quarto (/8" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in contemporary gilt-ruled ca... more

  • Published : 1782
  • Edition : First Edition
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Tokyo: Shimbi Shoin, 1904. First Edition. hardcover. Fine in worn but complete cases. Two large folio (11" x 16-3/4") volumes bound in lovely pictorial silk over boards tied with purple string and housed in folding slipcases with ivory clasps. Of a total of 2000 copies, the first volu... more

  • Published : 1904
  • Edition : First Edition
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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

Houghton Mifflin (P). Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Rachel Carson

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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson

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Silent Spring

Carson, Rachel

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Rachel Carson

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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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Rachel Carson

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Rachel Carson

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Carson, Rachel

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