Silent Spring

by Rachel Carson, Linda Lear, Edward O. Wilson

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of1962.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 378 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.93 out of 5
  • Published October 22nd 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Original Title: Silent Spring
  • ISBN: 0618249060 (ISBN13: 9780618249060)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction (1963)

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement. It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.