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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling - First edition - 1962 - from Pontaccio (SKU: 426J)

Silent Spring

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Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling

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About This Item

First Edition, Second Printing; stated.
358 pages with illustrative drawings.
Past ownership stamp on the top edge of respected arborist, arboriculturist tree expert, Philip L. Rusden and pencil inscription to him on the title page.
There are brown stains on the back inside of the jacket but no sign of them on the rear cover board of the book (see pic).

Polution! often credited with having instigated the environmental movement in America!
This is an important research into the damaging effects of certain chemicals being poured or released into the natural environments of Earth.


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.


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Silent Spring
Rachel Carson illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling
Lois and Louis Darling
Green Cloth HC -Gilt Lettering, price-clipped jacket edge chipped with a dark stain inside the dustjacket
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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First edition
Houghton Mifflin Company Boston, Riverside Press
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Ecology, Polution, chemicals destroying the Earth, poisoning the waterways
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