For this book project, I typeset Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, a book that is widely credited with exposing the dangers of DDT in the 1960s. The book is associated with the start of the environmental movement.
Despite the threats
The publication of Silent Spring was strongly opposed by manufacturers of DDT and other chemicals. Velsicol Chemical Company threatened to take legal action against The New Yorker, Audubon Magazine, and Houghton Mifflin, all of whom were scheduled to feature Silent Spring upon its release.
Representatives and lobbyists from chemical industries filed complaints. Carson even attracted the attention of the FBI. Despite this, publication of Silent Spring proceeded and ultimately helped launch an environmental movement which exposed the dangers of DDT, pesticides, and pollution.
Unearthing the truth
Human-caused damage to the environment is often concealed by those who benefit from public dis-acknowledgment. This book seeks to unearth corporate and governmental cover-ups alongside Carson. Details about cover-ups of accidents that have been deliberately concealed are pulled from hiding and revealed throughout the book.
The reader must attempt to look past the advertised messages to see the facts that lie underneath.
This book was set in ITC New Baskerville Std, DIN, and Trade Gothic. Printed on Neenah Paper/Classic Crest Natural White paper. Hand-bound using flex binding.