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Silent Spring Revisited

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  3 reviews
American scientist and author Rachel Carson is said to have sparked the modern day environmental movement with the publication of "Silent Spring" in 1962. She made vivid the prospect of life without birdsong. But has her warning been heeded? Fifty years on, Conor Mark Jameson reflects on the growth of environmentalism since "Silent Spring" was published. His revealing and ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published May 10th 2012 by A&C Black (first published April 28th 2012)
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Mark Avery
Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, was published 50 years ago and highlighted the impacts of widely used agricultural chemicals on wildlife.

To mark the 50 years, my former colleague, Conor Jameson, has brought out a book entitled ‘Silent Spring Revisited‘.

You can’t judge a book by its title or its cover – but this is a great title and the cover is by my friend and local artist Carry Akroyd – so this book gets off to a very favourable start with me even before I opened the pages.

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This is a pleasant book - a mixture of personal anecdote, beautifully described nature and a look back over the past half century. At times it doesn't seem to 'hang together' that well and seems like a list of news headlines peppered with the authors own memoirs of his work with the RSPB. Whilst it was a pleasant read, the title for me is misleading. This is not a revisit to Rachel Carsons wonderful treatise, it's more a history of the bird conservation movement in the UK than anything. I found ...more
Angela Joyce
What a lovely book. I always want to read the works of anyone who likes Rachel Carson! This one was quite rewarding. It's hard to describe this particular book, but anyone who cares about the environment, particularly birds, will appreciate it.
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