Rachel Carson-Silent Springs
During the seventeen years she worked in the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Rachel Carson learned about the problems of pesticides. Undaunted by the chemical companies' hostility and by the public's high enthusiasm for pesticides, she wrote a book called Silent Spring, which caused a major shift in public consciousness about the environment.
Rachel Carson's Successful Campaign to Bring the Pesticide Problem to Public Attention:
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Accessed: Thursday, July 24, 2014