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Silent Spring
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Dreamscape Media, LLC 2018
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Edition:
Unabridged
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 11.5 - AR Pts: 19
Lexile measure:
1340L
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Description

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've caused to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural animals, domestic pets, and even humans. In this book, Carson discusses 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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Street Date:
11/19/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781974930326
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 11.5, 19 Points
Lexile measure:
1340
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rachel Carson. (2018). Silent Spring. Unabridged Dreamscape Media, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rachel Carson. 2018. Silent Spring. Dreamscape Media, LLC.

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Rachel Carson, Silent Spring. Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2018.

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Rachel Carson. Silent Spring. Unabridged Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2018.

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        August 29, 1994
        This new edition of Carson's classic features a new introduction by Vice President Al Gore.

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