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Silent Spring Book By Rachel Carson 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 misinformation, and public officials to accept the industry's marketing claim without hesitation.

Book Summary
By the end of the 1950s, before the book was published, Carson had focused his attention on environmental conservation, especially the environmental problems he believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result of their investigation was Silent Spring, which brought environmental concerns to the American public. The book received fierce opposition from chemical companies, but, due to public opinion, produced numerous changes. It stimulated a reversal in the national pesticide policy of the United States, led to a national ban on DDT for agricultural uses and helped inspire an environmental movement that led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

In 1996, a follow-up book, Beyond Silent Spring, was co-written by H.F. Van Emden and David Peakall. In 2006, Silent Spring was named one of the 25 best science books of all time by the editors of Discover magazine.

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About The Author
Rachel Carson (1907–1964) spent most of her professional life as a marine biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. By the late 1950s, she had written three lyrical, popular books about the sea, including the best- selling The Sea Around Us, and had become the Bee Plumber 76: most respected science writer in America. She completed Silent Spring against formidable personal odds, and it shaped a powerful social movement that has altered the course of history.

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