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Author Souder, William, 1949-

Title On a farther shore [electronic resource] : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson / William Souder.

Imprint Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012.


Description 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Playing Time 152008
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 15:20:08.
Performer Read by David Drummond.
Summary Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, and it shocked the public and forced the government to take action despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides.
Subject Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964.
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Silent spring.
Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964 -- Influence.
Marine biologists -- United States -- Biography.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography.
Science writers -- United States -- Biography.
Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- History.
Environmentalism -- United States -- History.
Environmental ethics -- United States -- History.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Added Author Drummond, David.
Other Form: Source record: Souder, William, 1949- On a farther shore
ISBN 9781470826666 (electronic audio bk.)
1470826666 (electronic audio bk.)

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