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Carson's Silent Spring: A Reader's Guide (Reader's Guides) (Hardcover)

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Silent Spring is a watershed moment in the history of environmentalism, credited with launching the modern environmental movement. In synthesizing a jumble of scientific and medical information into a coherent argument, Carson successfully challenged major chemical industries and the idea that modern societies could and should exert mastery over nature at any cost. Her critique remains salient today.

This book provides the first in-depth analysis, contextualisation and overview of Silent Spring, a critical work in the history of environmentalism, surveying its lasting impact on the environmentalist movement in the last fifty years.

About the Author


Joni Seager is Professor and Chair of Global Studies at Bentley University, Boston, USA. She is a feminist geographer and environmentalist.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781441117861
ISBN-10: 1441117865
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: October 1st, 2014
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Reader's Guides