The Resource On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, William Souder

On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, William Souder

Label
On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson
Title
On a farther shore
Title remainder
the life and legacy of Rachel Carson
Statement of responsibility
William Souder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, and it shocked the public and forced the government to take action despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 508.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.C33
LC item number
S68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, William Souder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Water World -- Miss Carson's Book -- Bright as the Mid-day Sun -- Biologizing -- The English Connection and the Ocean Deep -- This Beautiful and Sublime World -- Author Triumphant -- Silent Spring -- Dorothy -- The Enduring Sea -- Earth on Fire -- Collateral Damage -- High Tides and Low
Control code
ocn769424501
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
496 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307462213
Lccn
2012003077
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)769424501

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