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Silent Spring
Silent Spring
Author: Rachel Carson
Reading Rachel Carson's books, one has the feeling that she is forever embarked on a voyage of discovery. As a professional writer she uses words to reveal the poetry - which is to say the essential truth and meaning - at the core of any scientific fact. As a trained scientist she has never lost the poet's sense of wonder. — The interests she w...  more »
ISBN: 45747
Pages: 297
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Publisher: The Riverside Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson was a very fascinating novel. It is the "Environmental Bible" and started the environmental conservation movement.She directly focuses on the issue of DDT and other toxic chemicals that are used as pesticides and insecticides. Carson states how we, as humans, have caused many of the problems that Earth has encountered. Many organisms are no longer in existence because of our decisions and actions. I really enjoy how she gives a plethora of examples for each topic. Each chapter focuses on a cause of the environmental issues as well as the effects. I also enjoy her choice in the title of the novel. The first chapter is short and sweet; she speaks of birds that are no longer in existence or no longer living in that particular area and states how it was a silent spring. You learn a lot from her novel and if you're interested in environmental issues and even chemistry this book is vital to your studies. Overall, the book was good. However there were a few minor things I did not care much for. She was quite repetitious at times and got into depth a bit too much. I also felt that the book sort of lacked a plot which made itdifficult to stay focused. Other than that, Silent Spring is a brilliant novel and Rachel Carson deserves big time kudos for her excellent job in reshaping many people's views of the environment.