Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First Edition. A Fine copy of the book in a very Nearly Fine dust jacket. Jacket slightly toned on the spine, but presenting beautifully overall. Rachel Carson's pivotal work of modern environmentalism.
"A marine biologist and nature writer, Rachel Carson catalyzed the global environmental movement with her 1962 book Silent Spring. Outlining the dangers of chemical pesticides, the book led to a nationwide ban on DDT...and ultimately led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)" (National Women's History Museum). As a result of her work to prevent destruction of ecosystems and to curb the dangers pesticides posed to the health of human communities, Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Silent Spring remains an influential text, and it appears in the Modern Library List of Best 20th Century NonFiction, the National Review's 100 Best NonFiction Books of the 20th Century, and Discover Magazine's 25 Greatest Scientific Books of All Time. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4688)