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Carson, Rachel

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1962)

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From: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB (Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1962. First edition of Carson's landmark work. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Rachel Carson on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light rubbing to the extremities. Drawings by Lois and Louis Darling. In the late 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring, which brought environmental concerns to the American public. "Her book is a cry to the reading public to help curb private and public programs which by use of poisons will end by destroying life on earth. . Miss Carson, with the fervor of an Ezekiel, is trying to save nature and mankind" (The New York Times). Silent Spring "became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations It is well crafted, fearless and succinct Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Mattheissen, Time). Named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best and most influential non-fiction books since 1923 and by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest non-fiction books of the twentieth century. In 2006, it was named one of the 25 greatest science books of all time by the editors of Discover Magazine. Seller Inventory # 83522

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Rachel Carson

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company (1962)

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From: E. B. Books (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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About this Item: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. Houghton Mifflin Company Boston, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1962. First edition and first printing stated on copyright page. Complete with original dustjacket. Book in FINE condition, just some minor rubs at tips and edges, straight and square, clean unmarked pages, sharp corners, no bumps. Dustjacket in NEAR FINE condition with minor rubs on spine, no chips, original $5.00 price on front flap. This book on the effects of pesticides is a landmark in environmental writing inspiring the movement that led to the banning of DDT and raising awareness of the important connection between humans and their environment which hitherto had been generally taken for granted. Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations. It is well crafted, fearless and succinct. Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters. This copy is INSCRIBED "Best wishes of Rachel Carson" by the author on the half-title page. Signed copies of this important book, one of the most important of the century by many standards, are rather scarce as, ironically, Carson died of cancer less than two years after its publication. Photos provided on request. $5,000. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002030

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