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The environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

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A foundational text in the conservation movement, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring challenged prevailing ideas of the health of the environment by showing that pesticides affected organisms other than their targets, such as humans and birds. The book also accused chemical companies and federal officials of complacency in regulating pesticides. Despite challenges from the chemical industry, the book reversed pesticide policy, leading to a ban on DDT for agricultural use. This compelling volume offers an in-depth analysis of the life, works, and importance of Rachel Carson. Critical essays focus on how the book put human impact at the center of environmental policy, how some felt that Carson exaggerated her claims, and how environmentalism stands in the way of human progress. The book also offers readers contemporary perspectives on environmental disasters.
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subject_facet Carson, Rachel, -- 1907-1964. -- Silent spring
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Environmental literature -- History and criticism
Environmental protection in literature
Insect pests -- Biological control
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family)
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects
Pesticides -- Toxicology
Pesticides and wildlife
title_display The environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
title_full The environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring / Gary Wiener, book editor
The environment in Rachel Carson's Silent spring [electronic resource] / Gary Wiener, book editor
title_short The environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
topic_facet Biological control
Carson, Rachel
Environmental aspects
Environmental literature
Environmental protection in literature
History and criticism
Insect pests
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family)
Pesticides and wildlife