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, Electronic books, 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
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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
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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, Pesticides and wildlife, Toxicology