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Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Silent Spring

cdemos, December 4, 2008

I really enjoyed this book. I think it was powerful and revolutionary in the way it was able to affect our thinking and change the minds and outlooks of many. The first chapter, where Carson describes, in powerful narrative form, how the world exists in harmony before the fall and before the large use of poisons in the environment is powerful and stresses her point effectively. Rather than simply “tell” about the dangers of the present course, she “shows” and paints a picture for her readers to better understand. Also, many of the chapters include scientific descriptions of the properties of different chemicals. What I found very important in the book is that Carson does a solid job explaining the concepts presented in her book in a simple way. Rachel Carson wrote so that everyone can understand the book. You do not have to be a chemist or an agriculturist to understand and feel the strong and moving affects of this book.

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