A classic study of pesticides and their effect on the natural environment and humans. Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, but it spurred a reversal in American pesticide policy, leading to a nationwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses. It also inspired an environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Undoubtedly one of the most important scientific books of all time, written at a level the public can understand.
Publisher: Readers Union; Hamish Hamilton
Date Published: 1964
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: Yes
Jacket Condition: Fair
Details: xxii, 303 p. 21 cm. Green cloth hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Dents at tops of boards. Jacket is much rubbed with small chips, and a tear at top front.