Silent Spring

  • by Rachel Carson
  • Narrated by Kaiulani Lee
  • 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First published in 1962, Silent Spring can single-handedly be credited with sounding the alarm and raising awareness of humankind's collective impact on its own future through chemical pollution. No other book has so strongly influenced the environmental conscience of Americans and the world at large.

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What the Critics Say

"Silent Spring came as a cry in the wilderness, a deeply felt, thoroughly researched, and brilliantly written argument that changed the course of history." (Al Gore)

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Ahead of her times...

I listened to this as I was finishing my Masters in Environmental Engineering. Rachel Carson was right every inch of the way. We (the US and the world) are still dealing with environmental issues foretold in this book. The readers tone of truth is dynamic and a great listen. Recommend this for all consumers (adults and young readers as well).
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- Kenneth

If you are a baby boomer, you MUST read this!!

while the info is dated, and many of these chemicals are now banned--because of this book!!--those of us who grew up in the 40's-60's MUST read this. i am 56 and both my mother (who is 90) and I are now suffering from debilitating diseases which were definitely caused by my father's insane over-use of chloridane in that time period. he died many years ago of a stroke and other diseases which are directly related to these now-banned pesticides. these chemicals remain in our system and have probably also affected our children and their children! what a legacy our government left us in its selfish, self-serving, special-interest-guided efforts. does anyone know of a parallel book written since this one?
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- history buff "carol"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books