Rachel CARSON. Silent Spring (1962). The foundation of the environmental movement.
Carson, Rachel (1907-1964). Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First edition. Very good or better in dustwrapper.
The true first edition of this powerful study, a landmark of ecocriticism, and the foundational text in the modern environmental movement. Serialized in the New Yorker, Carson's work shifted attention from the appreciation and conservation of nature to its protection. The book is frequently cited as one of the most influential nonfiction works of the twentieth century.