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Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment (LOA #307) by Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment (LOA #307)

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Rachel Carson: Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment (LOA #307) by Rachel Carson
Mar 27, 2018 | 605 Pages
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    Mar 27, 2018 | 605 Pages

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“The number of books that have done as much good in the world [as Silent Spring] can be counted on the arms of a starfish.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

Silent Spring, then as now, is a shock. . . . Two hundred pages of letters and talks and short articles fill out the balance of [this Library of America] edition, two hundred bright points of light whose constellation is an image of scientific effort, scientific outreach, science-backed advocacy.”  
—Daegan Miller, Bookforum

“Silent Spring remains five decades after publication, an impressive piece of work—and a deserving candidate for the Library of America series. . . . To read [it] now is in part to understand how we got to where we are.”
— Charles C. Mann, The Wall Street Journal 

“Some say Rachel Carson almost single-handedly launched the modern environmentalist movement with Silent Spring. This Library of America collection brings that groundbreaking work together with her writings to reassert just how influential she was. A vital collection for any environmentalist.”  —Chicago Review of Books

“Reading Silent Spring today, in the hazy reddish glow of climate catastrophe, is both an exhilarating and a melancholy pleasure. The story of Carson’s dogged pursuit of truth against all odds – the lack of settled science, her own daily struggle with breast cancer, the personal attacks launched by the chemical industry after the book’s publication – is profoundly inspiring at a time when hope in such endeavours seems to be in short supply.” —London Review of Books

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