Table of Contents for Silent Spring


Contents
Acknowledgments viii
Introduction by Linda Lear x
1 a fable for tomorrow 1
2 the obligation to endure 5
3 elixirs of death 15
4 surface waters and underground seas 39
5 realms of the soil 53
6 earth’s green mantle 63
7 needless havoc 85
8 and no birds sing 103
9 rivers of death 129
10 indiscriminately from the skies 154
11 beyond the dreams of the borgias 173
12 the human price 187
13 through a narrow window 199
14 one in every four 219
15 nature fights back 245
16 the rumblings of an avalanche 262
17 the other road 277
List of Principal Sources 301
Afterword by Edward O. Wilson 357
Index 365