Silent Spring Revisited
2012 sees the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This book was to become a driving force behind the environmental movement, and as such was one of the most important books of the last century.
Fifty years on this title reflects on Carson's legacy, both in Britain, and the United States and beyond, and asks the question - do we still face the prospect of a future silent spring?
- ISBN: 9781408157602
- Author(s): Conor Mark Jameson
- Stock Code: 8157602
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288
- Published: 2012
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The book traces Conor Jameson's travels in search of the Goshawk, a magnificent yet rarely seen (in Britain at least) raptor. Each episode of the narrative arises from personal experience, investigation, and the unearthing of information from research, exploration and conversations. The journey takes him from an encounter with a stuffed Goshawk in a glass case, through travels into supposed Goshawk territories in Britain, and to Berlin - where he finds the bird at ease in the city. Why, he wants to know, is the bird so rarely seen in Britain?
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Conor Mark Jameson has spent most of his life exploring the natural environment and communicating his enthusiasm for it to family, friends and, more recently, readers of a range of newspapers and magazines. Shrewdunnit brings together the best of these dispatches, alongside unpublished essays, in a poetic and evocative journal that inspires and delights. Jameson's prose is fresh and in places irreverent, with a hint of mischief and a dash of wit.
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