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Silent Spring
By Linda Lear (introduced by), Rachel Carson and Edward O. Wilson ( (other contributor))
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date October 22, 2002
Pages 378
Binding Paperback
Edition Anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618249060
ISBN-10 0618249060
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A handsome anniversary edition of the classic environmental study discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans, in a volume that incorporates new essays by activist Terry Tempest Williams and Carson biographer Linda Lear. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, 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. "Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Peter Matthiessen, for Time"s 100 Most Influential People of the Century). This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson"s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson"s courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Linda Lear (other contributor) | 40 anv edition from Houghton Mifflin (October 22, 2002)
9780618253050 | details & prices | 378 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (March 1, 1997)
9780783880532 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $23.95
About: 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.
Reprint edition from Buccaneer Books (October 1, 1994)
9781568495521 | details & prices | List price $27.95
About: Book by Carson, Rachel
from Clarion Books (January 1, 1994)
9780395683309 | details & prices | 368 pages | List price $24.95
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Edward O. Wilson (other contributor), Linda Lear (other contributor) | Anv edition from Mariner Books (October 22, 2002)
9780618249060 | details & prices | 378 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
With Curtis Roads | Reprint edition from Mariner Books (September 1, 1994)
9780395683293 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $14.00
This edition also contains Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans
from Houghton Mifflin (January 30, 1987)
9780395453902 | details & prices | List price $9.95
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans
Reissue edition from Fawcett Books (June 1, 1985)
9780449209387 | details & prices | List price $3.50
About: Rachel Carson indicts those who encourage the indiscriminate use of pesticides and other poisons in this classic account of the earth's imminent destruction
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Ellen Burstyn (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Dh Audio (June 1, 1999)
9780886464967 | details & prices | 4.74 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.99
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (September 1, 1994)
9780606056007 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $22.46
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2003)
9780613623629 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $26.90
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808505167 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $23.45
About: Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans

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