Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

This influential environmental science book presents a detailed and passionate argument against the overuse of pesticides in the mid-20th century. The author meticulously describes the harmful effects of these chemicals on the environment, particularly on birds, hence the metaphor of a 'silent spring' without bird song. The book played a significant role in advancing the global environmental movement and led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides in the United States.

The 65th greatest book of all time


Published
1962
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
200-300
Words
61,000
Original Language
English

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