|March 24, 2014|
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.
More here: http://www.nrdc.org/
and of course within the numerous books she published!
- Where her last thought was
- Boigraphical Notes and Such
- Contact Me
- Juggling Some Affections: a little love story
- The Powdered Wig Series
- Capturing Myself
- Feminist Paper Dolls for March 2012
- Feminist Paper Dolls for March 2013
- Feminist Paper Dolls for March 2014
- Shadow Puppetry
- Gas Mask Series: The Studies and Underdrawings
- Bird Boys