Silent Spring by Rachel Carson audiobook

Silent Spring

By Rachel Carson
Read by Susie Berneis

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10.72 Hours Unabridged
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Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT‚ a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide, on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson reveals her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. Additionally, she suggests that all democracies and liberal societies must operate in a way that allows individuals and groups to question what their governments have permitted to be put into the environment. An instant bestseller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject.

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New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Environmental Pollution Engineering

Conservationist Rachel Carson spent over six years documenting the effects on DDT‚ a synthetic organic compound used as an insecticide, on numerous communities. Her analysis revealed that such powerful, persistent chemical pesticides have been used without a full understanding of the extent of their potential harm to the whole biota, including the damage they caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans.

In this book, Carson reveals her findings and expresses passionate concern for the future of the planet and all the life inhabiting it, calling on us all to act responsibly, carefully, and as stewards of the living earth. Additionally, she suggests that all democracies and liberal societies must operate in a way that allows individuals and groups to question what their governments have permitted to be put into the environment.

An instant bestseller that was read by President Kennedy during the summer of 1962, this classic remains one of the best introductions to the complicated and controversial subject.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Susie Berneis faces the same problem that Carson herself tackled: how to make the complex workings of the natural world easy for the average person to follow. Berneis is more than up to the task as she uses a clear voice and careful tone to walk the listener through passages of scientific exposition. Berneis truly excels when her narration mirrors the emotion Carson made so evident in her work. She is by turns passionate, saddened, uplifted, and furious at the history and impact of synthetic pesticides on every aspect of nature and our lives.” AudioFile
“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…Carson, with the fervor of an Ezekiel, is trying to save nature and mankind.” New York Times Book Review
Silent Spring, released in 1962, offered the first shattering look at widespread ecological degradation and touched off an environmental awareness that still exists…Presented with thorough documentation, the book opened more than a few eyes about the dangers of the modern world and stands today as a landmark work.” Amazon.com

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Author Bio: Rachel Carson

Author Bio: Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson (1907–1964) was an American marine biologist, conservationist, and author. After pursuing writing full-time, she was awarded the US National Book Award and helped to inspire a reversal of national pesticide policy, leading to the ban of DDT and other pesticides. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter and is credited with beginning the environmental movement that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 10.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English