Rachel Carsons controversial book "Silent Spring" revealed the dangers of pesticide use and brought readers a new awareness of humankinds contamination of the environment, which ultimately led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Up Close: Rachel Carson 2008, Puffin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780142410462

Trade paperback

Up Close: Rachel Carson 2007, Viking Children's Books

ISBN-13: 9780670062201