Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. First edition. Hardcover. True first edition, with "First Printing" on copyright page, 1962 date on the title page. Drawings by Lois and Louis Darling.
The most influential popular book on environmental awareness. From the dj flap, "For as long as man has dwelt on this planet, spring has been the season of rebirth, and the singing of birds. Now in some parts of America spring is strangely silent, for many of the birds are dead -- incidental victims of our reckless attempt to control our environment by the use of chemicals that poison. The author of The Sea Around Us and The Edge of the Sea questions our attempt to control the natural world about us".
8vo, x, 368pp. Dust jacket a little worn at spine ends, small hole on spine below author's name, price clipped. In mylar protective cover. Dust jacket good + condition, otherwise very good condition, bright and clean. OCLC: 300046933. Item #24915