Monday, March 24, 2014

Rachel Carson (March 24, 2014) (Feminist Paper Doll Project 2014)

March 24, 2014
Rachel Carson 

In 1962, Rachel Carson publish "Silent Spring," a book which challenged big agriculture and industry practices. She spoke out against the wide-spread overuse of pesticides and promoted conservation of natural spaces as a way to sustain both humankind and nature itself.

She saw the links between human society and nature clearly. These links which are obvious now were view as ridiculous then. She was often attacked by chemical companies for her "alarmist views." Interesting to think about when Rachel Carson was responsible in part for exposing the horrors to the envirionment that was DDT.

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and of course within the numerous books she published!

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