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RACHEL CARSON 1ST ED DJ ENVIRONMENTAL CLASSIC
1962 SILENT SPRING by RACHEL CARSON 1ST ED DJ ENVIRONMENTAL CLASSIC
1962. [ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, EPA, CONSERVATION, DDT] CARSON, Rachel "SILENT SPRING" Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1962. First printing (stated). Octavo. (6.0inches x 8.5 inches). 368 pp. Green gilt embossed cloth. Complete with original printed dust jacket (price clipped) Top edge stained yellow. Overall, near fine. A wonderful clean copy of this seminal work which led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Also laid into this copy is a 3 page letter from the 'Florida Citrus Commission' dated December 1962 regarding the disposal of citrus products disposed of following a large crop freeze. We aren't exactly sure how or why this was related to Carson's book, but its possible the disposal of the fruit had some deleterious environmental impact that perhaps prompted the previous owner to relate the book to this Florida citrus issue. Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson. The book was published on September 27, 1962, documenting the adverse environmental effects caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Carson accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting the industry's marketing claims unquestioningly. Starting in the late 1950s, prior to the book's publication, Carson had focused her attention on environmental conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result of her research was Silent Spring, which brought environmental concerns to the American public. The book was met with fierce opposition by chemical c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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