"It is only within the moment of time represented by the twentieth century that one species – man – has acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world, and it is only within the past twenty-five years that this power has achieved such magnitude that it endangers the whole earth...'
With the precision of a scientist and the simplicity of a fable, Rachel Carson reveals how man-made pesticides have destroyed wildlife, creating a world of polluted streams and silent songbirds.
Penguin Book's 'Green Ideas' series brings together twenty classics of the environmental movement. Together, these books show the richness of environmental thought and point the way to a fairer, saner, greener world.
Size: 181 x 111mm