Silent Spring

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Silent Spring
AuthorRachel Carson
CountryUnited States of America
SubjectPesticides, Ecology, Environmentalism
PublisherHoughton Mifflin
Publication date
September 27, 1962
Media typeHardcover/paperback

Silent Spring is the name of a book by Rachel Carson. It was published in 1962.[1] 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.[2]

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.

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  1. McLaughlin, Dorothy. "Fooling with nature: Silent Spring revisited". Frontline. PBS. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  2. Josie Glausiusz. 2007. Better Planet: can a maligned pesticide save lives? Discover Magazine. p34.

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