Penguin Paperback, 2021. 323 pp. New copy.
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides. Rachel Carson succeeded in creating a new public awareness of the environment which led to changes in government and inspired the ecological movement.