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What A Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring

By: Priscilla Coit Murphy

288 pages, 15 Illus

University of Massachusetts Press

Paperback | Mar 2007 | #167988 | ISBN-13: 9781558495821
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In 1962, the publication of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" sparked widespread public debate on the hazards of pesticide abuse for humans and their environment. This work explores how a newsmaking book enabled a single voice of warning to gain the attention of the entire country, and beyond.


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Biography

PRISCILLA COIT MURPHY is an independent scholar who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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