Biomes, Ecological Cycles, and Environmental Milestones

What was the environmental significance of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring?

In the book Silent Spring, published in 1962, Rachel Carson (1907–1964) exposed the dangers of pesticides, particularly DDT, to the reproduction of species that prey upon the insects for which the pesticide was intended. Silent Spring raised the public awareness and is considered a pivotal point at the beginning of the environmental movement.


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