Friday, May 25, 2012

Book # 30 - Silent Spring

Silent Spring
Rachel Carson
Audiorecording, 9 CD's

Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring launched the movement to protect the environment from unnecessary toxins.  Published in 1962, she talked about the chemical warfare against weeds, insects and bugs that resulted in poisoning the environment.  Thus, many silent springs ensued, where no bird sang because they ate the poisoned earthworms who ate the poisoned earth.

What I found most interesting in this book were the explanations on how the human and insect bodies react to the toxins released in the environment.  She also discussed diseases that were caused by the exposure to the chemicals.

Reading Silent Spring left me with a sense of awe and a new respect for our environment.

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