Silent Spring - Rachel Carson (Readers Union edition, 1964) - vintage ecology book
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson (Readers Union edition, 1964) - vintage ecology book
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson (Readers Union edition, 1964) - vintage ecology book
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson (Readers Union edition, 1964) - vintage ecology book
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson (Readers Union edition, 1964) - vintage ecology book

Silent Spring - Rachel Carson (Readers Union edition, 1964) - vintage ecology book

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Early British hardback edition of influential classic ecology book - FREE UK P&P
£9.75

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Silent Spring - Rachel Carson (Readers Union edition, 1964) - vintage ecology book
 
Rachel Carson (with introduction by Lord Shackleton and preface by Sir Julian Huxley, F.R.S.), "Silent Spring" (copyright 1962; this edition London, Readers Union / Hamish Hamilton, 1964). Hardcover (green / white cloth boards, silver titles to spine), 304pp plus title, contents and introductory pages, measuring approximately 13.2 x 21 x 1.6cm (5.2 x 8.25 x 0.65in). In Shackleton's words, "In this brilliant and controversial book, Miss Rachel Carson brings her training as a biologist and her skill as a writer to bear with great force on a significant and even sinister aspect of man's technological progress. This is the story of the use of toxic chemicals in the countryside and of the widespread destruction of wild life in America (caused by pesticides, fungicides and herbicides). But Silent Spring is not merely about poisons; it is about ecology or the relation of plants and animals to their environment and to one another."
 
No dustjacket; the cover is discoloured with some light brown marking together with moderate age wear including bumping to the lower corners; the inside covers and endpapers are discoloured with foxing / brown staining and other marks, the front endpaper having a patch of abrasion near the top right corner where an old price has been erased; the pages are discoloured with some creasing, but otherwise remain in good clean condition.
 
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Brand Readers Union / Hamish Hamilton
Code 5/565
Condition Used