And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

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AND NO BIRDS SING
Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

EDITED BY

Craig Waddell

WITH A FOREWORD BY

Paul Brooks

Southern Illinois University Press

Carbondale and Edwardsville

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword: Rachel Carson and Silent Spring xi
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1: CRAIG WADDELL The Reception of Silent Spring: An Introduction 1
  • Notes 12
  • Works Cited 14
  • 2: Chemical Fallout: Silent Spring, Radioactive Fallout, and the Environmental Movement 17
  • Notes 37
  • Works Cited 38
  • 3: CHRISTINE ORAVEC An Inventional Archaeology of "A Fable for Tomorrow" 42
  • Notes 58
  • Works Cited 59
  • 4: A Topical Analysis of "The Obligation to Endure" 60
  • Works Cited 72
  • 5: Ecology According to Silent Spring's Vision of Progress 73
  • Works Cited 101
  • 6: When Science Writing Becomes Literary Art: The Success of Silent Spring 103
  • Notes 124
  • 7: Other-Words in Silent Spring 126
  • Notes 153
  • Notes 155
  • 8: Cold War, Silent Spring: The Trope of War in Modern Environmentalism 157
  • Appendix Chronology 169
  • Works Cited 172
  • 9: Silent Spring and Science Fiction: An Essay in the History and Rhetoric of Narrative 174
  • Appendix Narrative Elements in Silent Spring 198
  • Notes 201
  • Notes 203
  • Afterword: Searching for Rachel Carson 205
  • Works Cited 218
  • Contributors 221
  • Index 225
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