First EditionRachel Carson “Silent Spring.” Houghton Mifflin Co: Boston, 1962. First edition of Carson's landmark work. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Rachel Carson on the half-title page. Rachel Carson pushed for policies related to environmental preservation and human health protection. Signed "Rachel L Carson" on half title page. Carson began her career at the U.S. Bureau of fisheries, and went on to write several books on environmental issues; she made the greatest impact with "Silent Spring.” Through this book, Carson combined research studies with activism to advocate for and protect the environment and the humans living in it. Her book, which exposed the dangers of DDT and other pesticides, led to new legislation regulating how and what kinds of chemicals could be introduced into the environment. This resulted in the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Very good condition with light bumping at corner. Gild title and spine. With a very good dust jacket. An important book for the history of environmental activism. Named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best and most influential non-fiction books, it was also named one of the 25 greatest science books of all time by Discover Magazine.