On a farther shore: the life and legacy of Rachel Carson

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Rachel Carson, author of one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, forever changed the way we think about the environment, opening the public's eyes to the dangers of pesticides. Here is a fascinating portrait of this great reformer.
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display_description Rachel Carson, founder of the modern environmental movement, began work on her seminal book Silent Spring in the late 1950s, when a dizzying array of synthetic pesticides had come into use. Leading this chemical onslaught was the insecticide DDT. Effective against crop pests as well as insects that transmitted human diseases such as typhus and malaria, DDT had at first appeared safe. But as its use expanded, alarming reports surfaced of collateral damage to fish, birds, and other wildlife. Silent Spring was a chilling indictment of DDT and its effects, and it shocked the public and forced the government to take action despite a withering attack on Carson from the chemicals industry. The book awakened the world to the heedless contamination of the environment and eventually led to the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency and to the banning of DDT and a host of related pesticides.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Carson, Rachel, -- 1907-1964, Carson, Rachel, -- 1907-1964 -- Influence, Carson, Rachel, -- 1907-1964. -- Silent spring, Environmental ethics -- United States -- History, Environmentalism -- United States -- History, Environmentalists -- United States -- Biography, Marine biologists -- United States -- Biography, Naturalists -- United States -- Biography, Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- History, Science writers -- United States -- Biography
title_display On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson
title_full On a Farther Shore The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, On a farther shore : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson / William Souder, On a farther shore [sound recording] : the life and legacy of Rachel Carson / William Souder
title_short On a farther shore :
title_sub the life and legacy of Rachel Carson
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Carson, Rachel, Environmental aspects, Environmental ethics, Environmentalism, Environmentalists, Ethics, History, Influence, Marine biologists, Naturalists, Nonfiction, Pesticides, Science, Science writers