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Book Review of Silent Spring

Silent Spring
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Helpful Score: 1


"Silent Spring" is perhaps even more relevant today than when it was first published more than fifty years ago. Ms. Carson tells the story of DDT's effects on birds, but in the years since then the chemicals industry has doubled or tripled the number of nasty pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides being produced (some of which were supposed to be "safe" substitutes for DDT).

Ms. Carson was a prophet. She was also a fine writer. She tells a horrifying story, but she tells it beautifully.


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