changed the way we thought about the environment and shaped today's environmental movement, calling us to action to protect our surroundings before we destroyed them. Today our impact on the environment is more harmful than ever, and Carson's message is just as important.
Silent Spring offers an in depth look of how chemicals developed after World War II were changing our environment. Carson's analysis of these new chemicals, including DDT, was ground-breaking. She incorporates the dangers of these chemicals including their effects on wildlife, water, and humans. Carson writes this fairly technical book in a way that anyone can understand the topic.