Even though this book was written in 1962, it is one of the most referenced texts in the cancer cause and prevention world today. Carson predicts a cancer epidemic if we do not change our ways. From the look of things, we didn't listen. Read this book and get motivated. TBS
First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, this 40th anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.