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Silent Spring

Reading Group – August 16, 2022 1 PM


August 2022 Selection – Per Encyclopedia Brittanica:

Nonfiction book . . . that became one of the most influential books in the modern environmental movement. Published in 1962, Silent Spring was widely read by the general public and became a New York Times best seller. The book provided the impetus for higher control of pesticides and has been honoured on many lists of influential books, including Discovermagazine’s list of the 25 greatest science books of all time. The title Silent Spring was inspired by a line from Jon Keats poem “La Belle Dame sans Merci” and evokes a ruined environment on which “the sedge is wither’d from the lake,/ And no birds sing.”