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Silent Spring Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Silent Spring (Unabridged), by Rachel Carson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4.05 (12,961 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Carson Narrator: Kaiulani Lee Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Terri Kempton | 2/18/2014

    " Rachel Carson changed the world when she wrote about pesticides poisoning the food web and the environment as a whole. The book spurred a massive battle with petrochemical companies and led to the banning of (domestic) DDT. She also introduced the concept of biocontrol and a partnership approach to environmental issues that was revolutionary - and perceived as somewhat crazy - in 1962. Carson is still an inspiration for women in science and advocacy work, and is proof that one person really can make a difference. Nice to have E.O. Wilson include some writing in this 40th Anniversary edition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Angie | 2/17/2014

    " Read this book awhile back but thought it was a bit dry. Full of scientific backing to her claims, she brings to light issues that were swept under the rug during the 60's. Well written, solid book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Patty | 1/28/2014

    " I got 30 pages in and didn't want to pick it up again. So I didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Tammy | 1/28/2014

    " Haunting, well written text on the damage done by pesticides to the land and water well all depend upon for everyday life. First written as 3 articles in The New Yorker in 1962 Rachel Carson shows her expertise not only as a marine biologist but also as a lyrical writer. She draws you in. She is credited with starting the environmental movement mainly from discussions that arose from this book. Even though it was written 50 years ago her concern for the environment and the responsibility we all have to take for how we affect it is still relevant today. I did not know before reading this book the there was a classic environmental book but this is it; deserving the title both as a work of science and a literary work. "

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