What a Book Can Do

What a Book Can Do

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In 1962, the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sparked widespread public debate on the hazards of pesticide abuse for humans and their environment. This work explores how a newsmaking book enabled a single voice of warning to gain the attention of the entire country, and beyond.a#39;SILENT SPRINGa#39; TV GUIDE A-39 TV Guide listing, March 30, 1963. ... As balanced as the program was, it could have functioned in the debate similarly to the much-delayed CBS program had it been an American production and had its styleanbsp;...

Title:What a Book Can Do
Author:Priscilla Coit Murphy
Publisher:Univ of Massachusetts Press - 2007-03-01


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