Silent Spring - Rachel Carson

Silent Spring

By Rachel Carson

  • Release Date: 2002-10-22
  • Genre: Nature
  • Book: Silent Spring
Silent Spring book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 67 Ratings)

Silent Spring Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Silent Spring is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

User reviews about the book

  • Good book

    By mindyourbeeeniz
    Rachael carson never claim that pesticides are all bad but it does have huge affect on the environment look at what happened to the bees. People who blamed her are bias. Also then it was really sexist. They tried to discredit her cuz shes a woman
  • Pure fiction

    By Smack004
    For those looking to read this book please make sure you go into it knowing that her theories on DDT were scientifically disproven BEFORE it was banned. None of her claims regarding DDT have any basis other than fantasy. And furthermore, because of her blatant errors, hundreds of thousands of people have needlessly died from mosquito-born diseases. She should be remembered as a mass murderer rather than an author.
  • A Siminal Work

    By DSmith8
    I never thought of insecticides this way until I read it in Silent Spring, “they (insecticides) should not be called ‘insecticides’ but ‘biocides’”. This statement really captures 2 major themes of Carson’s work. The obvious, their toxicity isn’t limited to insects. The not so obvious, their labeling, infering limited toxicity, was a calculated marketing ploy to reduce societial examination and limit criticism of their broadly adopted usage.
  • Very informative

    By Waterboy2654
    I found this book to be very informative and interesting. It helped me understand what happened in the early years of the chemical industry and how pesticides were applied in such huge quantities without any thought to what the consequences were. It is good to know that there were other people out there that were willing to look into and investigate the effects in order to better understand what pesticides can do if not regulated. Because people were willing to look into these things we now have even safer chemicals and better ways of controlling pests.
  • Deeply disturbing but so important.

    By moskovich
    She is a brilliant writer and doesn't hold back. This book has totally changed how I look at everything from carrots to deodorant.

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