At a glance:
- Author: Rachel Carson
- First Published: 1962
- Type of Work: Science
- Genres: Nonfiction, Science and technology
- Subjects: Nature, Cancer, Health, Earth, Ecology, Environment or environmental health, Pollution, Poisons or poisoning, Biology or biologists, Pesticides
Form and Content
Experiments conducted during World War II gave rise to the chemical pesticide industries. As a result of the widespread use of these pesticides, widespread destruction has been wreaked upon the earth, the atmosphere, the water, and all the inhabitants thereof, including man. Rachel Louise Carson’s Silent Spring is the story of that destruction.
Carson, a trained biologist and a member of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (now the Fish and Wildlife Service) from 1936 to 1952, was well equipped to write the story that she knew had to be told....
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