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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Silent Spring

cactushugger, September 20, 2011

So many of my professors referenced this work as the catalyst for the modern day environmental movement that I felt compelled to read it. I figured it would be outdated and clinical, but it seems as timely now as ever.

Carson's target in 1962 was DDT, but insert cosmetic pesticides still being used today and it is more relevant than ever. Her ability to break down technical information into terms anyone can understand, and her prescient understanding of ecosystems, makes it obvious why this writing was so influential. Definitely a must-read for anyone interested in the history of environmental policy and politics.
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