SILENT SPRING by Rachel Carson With an Introduction by Al Gore

Item# ISBN 0-395-68329-7

"'Silent Spring' came as a cry in the wilderness, a deeply felt, thoroughly researched, and brilliantly written argument that changed the course of history. Without this book, the environmental movement might have been long delayed or never have developed at all." - from the Introduction

Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" did exactly that. The outcry that followed its publication in 1962 forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson's passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century. 1994 reprint paperback, 368 pages.

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