First 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. This edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams. 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.
- Environmental conservation and protection
- Environmental science
- 400 pages