From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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I actually bought a first edition hard-back version of this book.
Although Rachel Carson wrote this book over a half century ago, her words ring truer than ever. Read more
Using a balance of scientific knowledge and humanistic irony, Carson's critique not only blasts the chemical manufacturers but also critiques popular culture, and the blind... Read morePublished 8 days ago by noguri
The book is known because of the impact Silent Spring had on pesticide use. I had no idea until now how elegantly Carson crafted her argument. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Linnea Burke
Everyone should read this book as it is most enlightening. The haphazard use of chemicals and insecticides is alot more dangerous than people think. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Carmen
Still a classic. Although the events it describes (deadly effects of wisespread use of DDT, etc.) are now history, it serves as a reminder of the fragility of biotic systems in... Read morePublished 16 days ago by J.W. Edmonton
A novel way ahead of its time and still important today. A must read.Published 17 days ago by Reason 1248
I wish the book had more facts about certain geographic areas. It just wasn't my type of book. Too bad. I thought it would have been more interesting.Published 25 days ago by Darla
I read this book when I was about 11 years old. It has influenced my thinking ever since. I recommend that every young person read it today. Read morePublished 1 month ago by lewbrika