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on 21 November 2017
This book was one of the most significant publications of the last century, opening our eyes to man's destruction of nature. It led, with some others, to a huge change in the way we have come to realise our responsibility for caring for the planet. I suddenly realised my original copy was missing, so I'm very happy to have it replaced. An essential part of my personal library.
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on 3 October 2015
Essential reading for anyone even mildly interested in the environment and Man's terrible degradation of it in just a few decades. Well researched and written it is a compelling 'can't put it down' sort of read. I can't understand why I didn't know of it and read it 40 years ago. Highly recommended.
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on 15 September 2016
Silent Spring is one of those books that many people may have heard of, even if they have not read it. Until about one month ago, this was true of me. It is an immensely powerful book, one that forms part of your personal experience in a way only a few books do.
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on 10 March 2015
She's a legend. There's quite a lot of background reading to do at various points through the book in order to understand the modern perspective on these issues with up to date science, and of course many substances discussed have now been banned but if you're interested in the subject of wildlife vs pollution, this book is an institution.
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on 15 November 2016
A classic indeed. Astounding the bile and vitriol the author endured before (and after) it saw the light of publication.
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on 4 August 2015
This is a must read for anyone. It highlights more then just the impact of chemicals but the political and broadcast aspects of how the public was informed (or miss informed or indeed not informed) of the dangers of chemicals.

Its shocking that a lot of the problems raised with Rachel Carson's book are still going on today.
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on 8 August 2015
The original seer on where we are going in agriculture. The current concerns are neonicotinoid pesticides, which are killing bees and have just been given the green light to be used in Europe. So this book, although first published nearly sixty years ago, is still very relevant.
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on 8 April 2018
if your into eating the right thing for your body's needs you need to read this book great aurther
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on 18 February 2018
Interesting
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on 20 October 2017
Eye opener. You won't look at crop fields, your yard or your garden pest problem the same way again. Should be common knowledge by now, but sadly we're not quite there.
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