Our Synthetic Environment

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Our Synthetic Environment
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Author Lewis Herber (Murray Bookchin)
Published 1962 (Knopf)
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 285 (first edition)
305 (second edition)
ISBN 978-0060903633

Our Synthetic Environment is a 1962 book by Murray Bookchin, published under the pseudonym "Lewis Herber".


Bookchin warns of the dangers of pesticide use, and espouses an ecological and environmentalist worldview.


Our Synthetic Environment was one of the first books of the modern period in which an author espoused an ecological and environmentalist worldview. It predates Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson, a more widely known book on the same topic widely credited as starting the environmental movement.[1]


  1. ^ Netzley, Patricia (1999). Environmental Literature. California: ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1-57607-000-X. 

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