Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. Lois and Louis Darling. first. hardcover. Stated first edition first printing of Rachel Carson's extended essay on the environmental impact of indiscriminate pesticide use, a hugely influential book credited with leading to a ban on the pesticide DDT for agricultural use in the US and the eventual formation of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Named one of the 25 most influential science books of all time in 2006.
Signed by the author on the half title. page, scarce in this condition
Price includes extra handling fee for shipping. near fine: yellow top stain as normal, gift inscription to initial recipient on top of half title page, author signature "With best wishes, Rachel Carson" text otherwise clean, binding tight. / very good: small closed tear at base of spine, some chipping and rubbing and slightly faded. Item #90