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Linda Lear's Appearances - Rachel Carson Series
Montreal, CA. Magill University. Sept.19-21
Raleigh, NC. NC State. Sept. 27-29
Five Decades After Silent Spring . A Symposium at Connecticut College, New London. CT. Oct 17-19
Five Decades After Silent SpringA Symposium at Connecticut College, New London. CT. Oct 17-19
Sandra Steingraber, featured speaker
Featuring a panel of environmental activists and scholars including Dr. Naomi Orestes, author of Merchants of Doubt.(italics) and visiting scholar Coner Jameson author of Silent Spring Revisited.
Our Planet and Our Health- The Impact of Silent Spring after Fifty YearsDownload PDF Date: October 26, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Chatham University Eddy Theater
Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring, published 50 years ago in 1962, brought global attention to the consequences of unrestrained use of toxic pesticides such as DDT. Among the actions taken in response to her work was a ban on DDT by the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency in 1976, over a decade after Rachel Carson’s death. The success of Silent Spring and its rapid popularity was based on Rachel Carson’s reputation and credibility as a writer and scientist on the subject of the oceans. Her books The Sea Around Us, The Edge of the Sea and Under the Sea Wind established her in the public eye as a significant scholar and writer. Thus, in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of publication of Silent Spring, it is appropriate to turn to the oceans as a touchstone for evaluating the impact of her work.