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Silent Spring by  Rachel Carson - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from Back of Beyond Books, ABAA (SKU: 020919)

Silent Spring

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Silent Spring

by Carson, Rachel

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
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Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin and Co. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1962. First Edition; Fifth Printing. Hardcover. A signed, first edition, fifthprinting of Rachel Carson's monumental book, "Silent Spring." Dust jacket has a green background with white and yellow text and illustration; boards are dark green cloth with gilt title on front and spine, top edge is bright yellow. Dust jacket has a Mylar covering and has light chipping to top and bottom at spine; light edgewear to jacket. Slight fading to spine. Price-clipped with rectangular piece missing. Boards have very light wear to head and foot of spine, ; text block is clean and binding is tight. Signed by Rachel Carson on half title page: "Rachel Carson." Rachel Carson's book is historic in the field of environmental writing and initiated a wave of ecological empathy and environmental activism. As stated on the dust jacket "Since 1958 [Carson] has collected data from scientists all over the world about the dangerous effects of deadly poisons, especially in the form of synthetic insecticides, on the living community. The result is Silent Spring - a courageous revelation of the forces that modern man has brought into being in his ruthless war of life, an eloquent protest in behalf of the unity of all nature, a protest in behalf of life." ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pp; Signed by Author .


Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement. When Silent Spring was published, Rachel Carson was already a well-known writer on natural history, but had not previously been a social critic.


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Back of Beyond Books, ABAA US (US)
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Silent Spring
Carson, Rachel
Darling, Lois; Darling, Louis
Book condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
First Edition; Fifth Printing
Houghton Mifflin and Co
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Date published
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, Environmental Activism, Environmental Movement, Signed, First Edition
Bookseller catalogs
Natural History; Environment; Ecology;

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Back of Beyond Books in Moab, Ut specializes in books on the American Southwest, both new and antiquarian.


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