Silent Spring
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Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT—a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide—on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they've caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson discusses her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. Additionally, she suggests that all democracies and liberal societies must operate in a way that allows individuals and groups to question what their governments have permitted to be put into the environment. An instant bestseller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject.

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        Rachel Carson (1907-1964) was an American marine biologist, conservationist, and author. After pursuing writing full-time, she was awarded the U.S. National Book Award and helped to inspire a reversal of national pesticide policy, leading to the ban of DTT and other pesticides. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter and is credited with beginning the environmental movement that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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      • content: When it first came out 45 years ago, SILENT SPRING ignited a firestorm of concern about pesticide and herbicide use, and the chemicals' long-term effects on global ecology. Widely credited with ensuring the ban of DDT, the book's warning of consequences remains fresh today. Unfortunately, Kaiulani Lee treats her listeners with condescension. Her breathy, sibilant voice stops just short of a lisp. She ever so slowly and softly reads the text, as if to children. While the listener would expect the spoken production to refresh the still relevant work, instead it has the effect of minimizing its importance. Carson and her readers deserve more. R.L.L. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine
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        August 29, 1994
        This new edition of Carson's classic features a new introduction by Vice President Al Gore.

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      • content: Carson's seminal work SILENT SPRING has been the gold standard of the environmental movement for more than 50 years. In this new audio production, narrator Susie Berneis faces the same problem that Carson herself tackled: how to make the complex workings of the natural world easy for the average person to follow. Berneis is more than up to the task as she uses a clear voice and careful tone to walk the listener through passages of scientific exposition. Berneis truly excels when her narration mirrors the emotion Carson made so evident in her work. She is by turns passionate, saddened, uplifted, and furious at the history and impact of synthetic pesticides on every aspect of nature and our lives. N.M. � AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine
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