The legacy of Rachel Carson


It has been 50 years since Rachel Carson’s seminal book “Silent Spring” was first published. It has sold more than 6 million copies in the United States and been translated into more than 30 languages. The book was an immediate bestseller, an inspiration for the environmental movement and a lightning rod for critics of her conclusions about the harmful effects of the indiscriminate use of industrial synthetic pesticides, particularly DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), on the environment and all creatures who live in it, including humans.
Read More: The legacy of Rachel Carson, Idaho Mountain Express, 10/10/2012