|Country||United States of America|
|Subject(s)||Pesticides, Ecology, Environmentalism|
|Release date||September 27, 1962|
Silent Spring is the name of a book by Rachel Carson. It was published in 1962. It tells of the damage done to the environment by the use of chemicals to kill pests. The book is widely credited with helping launch the modern American environmental movement.
The book documented detrimental effects of pesticides such as DDT on wildlife, particularly birds. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically.
References[change | edit source]
- McLaughlin, Dorothy. "Fooling with nature: Silent Spring revisited". Frontline. PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/nature/disrupt/sspring.html. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Josie Glausiusz. 2007. Better Planet: can a maligned pesticide save lives? Discover Magazine. p34.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Silent spring studyguide: summary, analysis, historical context, retrieved April 26, 2006
- New York Times report of chemical industry's campaign July 22, 1962
- Jim Norton, "Silencing Silent Spring
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): The Story of Silent Spring