Spring Symposium 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
Join us Friday, March 1st for a symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
Carson concluded that pesticides, most notably DDT, and other toxins were altering natural history in devastating ways. She published these findings in the award-winning Silent Spring in 1962. Silent Spring challenged the policy of the US government, the sensibilities of agricultural scientists, and the role of the chemical manufacturing business. Carson publicized the role that chemicals played in the destruction of the ecosystem. She testified before Congress in 1963 and is often credited as a founder of the modern environmental movement.
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--Carson, Rachel Louise. Encyclopedia Of Life Sciences (Macmillan) [serial online]. January 1, 2001;Available from: Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson), Ipswich, MA. Accessed January 14, 2013.
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