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Rachel Carson: Videos

USM Libraries resources concerning Rachel Carson


Rachel Carson's Silent Spring [videorecording]
DVD 10222 (Portland Circulation)

Rachel Carson had been a consulting biologist for the federal government's Fish and Wildlife Department when she first took note of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT, in 'agricultural control' farming. In 1963, when she published Silent Spring, a book on the chemical poisoning of the environment, Carson was viciously attacked. Huge sums of money were spent to discredit her. While her scientific methods were problematic, her message about the environment sparked a revolution in government environmental policy and became instrumental in creating a new ecological consciousness. (USM ITMS)

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge (Wells, Maine)

Rachel Carson