Silent Spring

Silent Spring

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Caption: Silent Spring. This book, by the American marine biologist Rachel Carson, documented concerns over the use of synthetic pesticides, including DDT. The book lead to the ban in the US of DDT and to the founding of the grassroots environmental movement. It was published in 1962.

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