Item #75231 SILENT SPRING. Rachel Carson.


Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Groundbreaking study of the effects of pesticides on the environment and upon the health of humankind itself. Carson's work as a biologist and writer is directly responsible for the banning of DDT as a commercial insecticide. It also inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson (1907-64) was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. Octavo: 368 p. Original green cloth binding, with gilt titles. An especially crisp, near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some very light edgewear. Near fine / Near fine. Item #75231

Price: $600.00

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