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Rachel Carson: A Resource Guide

Books on Silent Spring

Robert Pos, photographer. Rachel Carson with Bob Hines Conducts Marine Biology Research. 1952. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. USFWS National Digital Library.

Published in 1962, the impact of Rachel Carson’s seminal book Silent Spring is still felt today as our awareness of environmental contaminants continues to grow.

The books included on this page provide insight into Silent Spring from various authors and viewpoints. Ranging in format from poetry to a conference proceeding, they demonstrate Carson's immense and continuing influence in the area of science and environmental writing.

The following materials include links to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to digital content are included when available.

Selected Titles on Carson's Silent Spring