As we take a retrospective look at the first Earth Day, it is important to acknowledge the foundation that sparked the interests of the masses in environmental issues of the time, as many of the same ideas and realities are relevant in the present. From a time before internet posts & tweets, these are some of the farthest reaching and most influential books that are still impacting our lives.
1. Silent Spring
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, 1962
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is widely considered book that launched the American environmental movement. Using a scientific angle, she was able to showcase the dangers of careless pesticide use for human and ecological health.