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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
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Mar 16, 09

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Read in March, 2009

I had heard of Silent Spring for a long time, and when I stumbled upon it recently I knew right away I had to read this book. Rachel Carson wrote this when JFK was president, and he being the man he was took action straight away. The afterword, by Linda Lear was written in 98.
I can't believe that a book dealing with hydrocarbons could be so poetically written and so clearly explained. I can't believe that I've read such a book. The case studies are, of course, from America in the main, and from way back in the 1950's., a time when ecology didn't even exist. However, this is still a green bible today and essential reading for those concerned with the environment of our world, and the actions of corporate insanity.
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