Celebrate Earth Day

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…


By Tim Flannery
Bestselling Author

Format: print

Includes author bio, book reviews, and additional learning resources.

Author interview with Terry Gross (Fresh Air, WHYY)

Publisher Description
An international best seller embraced and endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers, and energy industry executives from around the world, Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers helped bring the topic of global warming to national prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming…. Read more…

By Alisdair McGregor, Cole Roberts, and Fiona Cousins
Forward by Amory Lovins

Format: print

Press Release (CNBC)

Publisher Description
Setting politics aside, Two Degrees reviews the current science and explains how we can set practical steps to reduce the extent of [global] warming and to adapt to the inevitable changes, all while improving the bottom line, beautifying our communities, and increasing human health… Read more…

By Andrew Goudie

Format: print

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…an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth… Read more…

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