Discussion in ' Countryside Families ' started by ladycat , Mar 9, Log in or Sign up. Welcome to the Homesteading Today Forum and Community! Mar 9, 1. I just stumbled across this. It's the book Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson. This is the book credited with alerting people to the dangers of pesticides, particularly DDT, back in the 60's, I believe it was.
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Silent Spring Rachel Carson's Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Now recognized as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, Silent Spring exposed the destruction of wildlife through the widespread use of pesticides.
FP now includes eBooks in its collection. Book Details. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is an environmental science book documenting the detrimental effects of pesticide aerial spraying on the environment and the long-term effects on animal and human health. Its publication led to a U. Environmental Protection Agency.