Caption: Brilliant and quietly dignified, Rachel Carson
spoke to a Cold War generation that dealt with nuclear anxiety by believing science could master the natural world.
Paul Brooks, Rachel Carson
: The Writer at Work (Peter Smith Publications, 1999); William Souder, On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
, Author of Silent Spring (Crown Publishing Group, 2012); Craig Waddell, And No Birds Sing: Rhetorical Analyses of Rachel Carson
's "Silent Spring" (Southern Illinois University Press, 2000); Priscilla Murphy, What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005); Mark Hamilton Lytle, The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson
, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press USA, 2007).
I don't remember why I invited Rachel Carson
in the first place.
In this homage to Rachel Carson
, Souder gives both the writer-scientist and the nascent environmental movement their due.
Not only was the research difficult, but the Estate of Rachel Carson
was hesitant to give permission for an authorized biography.
Starting points for any sort of dispassionate discussion of the publication and its resonance, five decades after the firing of its opening salvo, begin with two other books--Priscilla Coit Murphy's What a Book Can Do: The Publication and Reception of Silent Spring and William Souder's soon-to-be-released On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
Wonderfully illustrated in gentle color by Laura Beingessner, Rachel Carson
and Her Book That Changed the World is the true life story of the woman who wrote "Silent Spring", a book about how the prevalence of insecticides and other chemicals combined with a lack of regulation was poisoning the environment, killing off natural wildlife and ultimately harming people.
Crop Life Ass'n CEO, Jay Vroom, presented the history of advancements in the crop protection industry at the University of Utah's Wallace Stegner Center's 17th Annual Symposium, "Silent Spring at 50: The Legacy of Rachel Carson
When scientist and writer Rachel Carson
received a letter from a friend alarmed that the pesticide sprayed on her nearby woods had killed many songbirds, Rachel started investigating right away.
Other authors honored in the exhibit include Rachel Carson
, Ernest Thompson Seton, Thorten W.
with her 1962 book Silent Spring was more than anyone else responsible for the birth of the environmental movement.
Forty-eight years ago, Rachel Carson
published Silent Spring, which was credited with helping launch the environmental movement that followed with a ban on DDT in 1972.
The author Rachel Carson
requested his film footage for use in the 1963 TV special "The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson
Shot in HD by Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, A Sense of Wonder is a documentary about the trailblazing environmentalist Rachel Carson
(publisher of Silent Spring in 1962), who called to task the chemical industry, the government, and the press as she strived to bring her message to Congress and the American people.
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
, Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1962.