By Joni Seager

Silent Spring is a watershed second within the historical past of environmentalism. Credited with launching the fashionable environmental move, it provoked the ban on DDT within the US ten years later and it's been an thought for feminist future health movements.

Yet the shift in public overall healthiness paradigms that Silent Spring enjoined is very likely its most vital legacy; person who is foundational for altering the ways that we predict in regards to the future health results of the chemical immersion that constitutes glossy lifestyles. In synthesizing a jumble of medical and clinical details right into a coherent, readable argument approximately wellbeing and fitness and atmosphere, Carson effectively challenged significant chemical industries and the existing paradigm that sleek societies may and will exert mastery over nature at any cost.

This ebook offers an in-depth research and contextualisation of Silent Spring. It additionally surveys the lasting effect the textual content has had at the environmentalist circulate within the final fifty years. Carson's Silent Spring is the 1st ebook to supply an entire evaluation of what's a seminal paintings within the historical past of environmentalism.

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