Today marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of SILENT SPRING, Rachel Carson’s classic plea that launched the environmental movement. 
The book appeared in September of 1962 and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement.  It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of SILENT SPRING, Rachel Carson’s classic plea that launched the environmental movement. 

The book appeared in September of 1962 and the outcry that followed its publication forced the banning of DDT and spurred revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate concern for the future of our planet reverberated powerfully throughout the world, and her eloquent book was instrumental in launching the environmental movement.  It is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.