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On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson

Author
Souder, William, 1949-
Title
On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson / William Souder.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Published
New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
Description
496 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-486) and index.
Contents
  • Miss Carson's Book
  • Bright as the Mid-day Sun
  • Biologizing
  • The English Connection and the Ocean Deep
  • This Beautiful and Sublime World
  • Author Triumphant
  • Dorothy
  • The Enduring Sea
  • Earth on Fire
  • Collateral Damage
  • High Tides and Low.
Summary
Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, and it shocked the public and forced the government to take action despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides.
Subject headings
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Silent spring.
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964--Influence.
Marine biologists--United States--Biography.
Naturalists--United States--Biography.
Environmentalists--United States--Biography.
Science writers--United States--Biography.
Pesticides--Environmental aspects--United States--History.
Environmentalism--United States--History.
Environmental ethics--United States--History.
ISBN
9780307462206
030746220X
9780307462220 (ebook)
0307462226 (ebook)
9780307462213
0307462218

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