Silent SpringBook - 2002
This edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.
From Library Staff
Silent Spring reveals the painful reality of unrestricted use of pesticides to every animal in the food web, including predators of mosquitoes.
This influential book is criticized by chemical manufacturers who claim pesticides are necessary to fight the spread of malaria by mosquitoes.