Download Carson's Silent Spring: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides) by Joni Seager PDF

By Joni Seager

Silent Spring is a watershed second within the historical past of environmentalism. Credited with launching the fashionable environmental flow, 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 well-being paradigms that Silent Spring enjoined is in all probability its most crucial legacy; one who is foundational for altering the ways that we predict concerning the wellbeing and fitness results of the chemical immersion that constitutes glossy existence. In synthesizing a jumble of clinical and scientific info right into a coherent, readable argument approximately well-being and atmosphere, Carson effectively challenged significant chemical industries and the existing paradigm that smooth societies may and may exert mastery over nature at any cost.

This publication presents an in-depth research and contextualisation of Silent Spring. It additionally surveys the lasting impression the textual content has had at the environmentalist flow within the final fifty years. Carson's Silent Spring is the 1st e-book to supply an entire evaluate of what's a seminal paintings within the historical past of environmentalism.

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