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First, DDT is still available to African nations that wish to use it.
With that said, I am sure that much of what Rachel Carson wrote was not based on rigorous analyis of data bases, because they did not exist at the time.
This book would be more useful if it reckoned with that important insight with broader perspective.
I expected more of a review on the science behind Silent Spring. Most of the reviews looked at the social aspect of the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emily Basler
Read the 5-star reviews and then ask yourself, are these reviewers real people or just a slew of fictional characters possibly orchestrated by Cato Institute. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Daniel Plankenhorn
This book shows how banning D.D.T. has cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars and the damage it was supposed to do was a farce. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joseph E Botts
have not as yet read the work (rachel's), although it was introduced to me as on of the ecologic classics, such as a sand county almanac, as well as the works of mr. Read morePublished 12 months ago by w. mycroft
Most of the chapters (written by different authors) provide a rehash of environmentalism vs. chemical industry viewpoints on the topic of pesticide use. Read morePublished 17 months ago by mtntrtl
From a public health view, Carson's well intended initiative to protect has actually had the opposite affect of killing more people than it has saved. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Vilnis Neilands
The editors decided that they were going to put together a series of chapters that found fault with Rachel Carson and Silent Spring. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kenneth Feldmann