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    DescriptionFirst published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters (Peter Matthiessen, for Time's 100 Most Influential People of the Century). This fortieth anniversary 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.


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    Title
    Silent Spring
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rachel Carson, Introduction by Linda Lear
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618253050
    ISBN 10: 061825305X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    BIC subject category V2: TQ
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RNK
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17610
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
    DC21: 363.7384
    DC22: 363.7384
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 363.738/4
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QH545.P4 C38 2002
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: TQ, RNK
    Edition
    40
    Edition statement
    40th
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    22 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA