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- Analysis of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson Silent Spring is a novel written by a woman named Rachel Carson, which was published in 1962.

With advance sales of 40 000 copies the book went on to be recognised in 1992 as the most influential book of the last 50 years, and was held in much the same respect and admiration as great works such as Karl Marx's 'Das Capital and Charles Darwin's 'The Origin of Species'.

Rachel Carson was one of the people who had the courage and determination to stand up and question just how healthy these new advancements truly were for living creatures....

[tags: Silver Spring, DDT, environmentalism, green] - Rachel Carson has forever changed the very dynamic of the United States.

As Carson grew so did her ambitions to learn more about the environment.

This determination won her a scholarship to Pennsylvania College for Women and later she furthered her education at Johns Hopkins University, studying Marine Biology.

There, a glue factory very near to her home exposed Carson, at a young age, to some of the effects chemicals can have on a small town.Carson was concerned that the chemicals which the farmers spread on their fields, and even the chemicals we use in our homes (among others), in the end, might come back around and harm us.The beginning of the book tells a story of a place, that was once so beautiful, turned dead and ugly due to a “strange blight that crept over the area” and destroyed everything....This indicates that the author is looking to show the reader that, although the situation she refers to in the second extract may not be factual in its entirety, it may not be long before it is....[tags: A Fable for Tomorrow Rachel Carson Essays] - Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and the Beginning of the Environmental Movement in the United States When Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published in 1962, it generated a storm of controversy over the use of chemical pesticides.

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