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 widely known book on the topic. 
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