By Rachel Carson

Silent Spring turned 50 on September 27th, 2012.  Many scholars and scientists point to the realization in the 21st century of Rachel Carson’s worst fears for the environment and to the urgency for global action. Visit the library’s book display to browse this and other works by and about Rachel Carson.

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50th Anniversary Resources & Reflections

Rachel Carson Institute (at Chatham University)

Rachel Carson Biography (brief)

How ‘Silent Spring‘ Ignited the Environmental Movement (New York Times)
“On June 4, 1963, less than a year after the controversial environmental classic ‘Silent Spring‘ was published, its author, Rachel Carson, testified before a Senate subcommittee on pesticides. She was 56 and dying of breast cancer. She told almost no one.” Read more…