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Silent Spring Turns 50

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Length: 17:25

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The 50th anniversary of the ground breaking book on the environment; Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Read the full description.

Carson_small It's been 50 years since Rachel Carson's landmark book, Silent Spring , was first published.  Almost overnight, it created a new level of awareness about the natural world.  In fact, Carson and her book are credited with launching the environmental movement.  It alerted the public to the dangers of the uncontrolled use of pesticides - most notably DDT - which was ultimately banned as a result of Carson's warning.  Silent Spring is also credited for the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency only a few years after its publication.  To mark the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring , author William Souder has written a new biography of Rachel Carson.  On A Farther Shore, The Life And Legacy Of Rachel Carson explores the inspiration behind Silent Spring and explains why the book's message is still relevant today.

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It's been 50 years since Rachel Carson's landmark book, Silent Spring , was first published.  Almost overnight, it created a new level of awareness about the natural world.  In fact, Carson and her book are credited with launching the environmental movement.  It alerted the public to the dangers of the uncontrolled use of pesticides - most notably DDT - which was ultimately banned as a result of Carson's warning.  Silent Spring is also credited for the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency only a few years after its publication.  To mark the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring , author William Souder has written a new biography of Rachel Carson.  On A Farther Shore, The Life And Legacy Of Rachel Carson explores the inspiration behind Silent Spring and explains why the book's message is still relevant today.

Broadcast History

This interview first aired on the program Quirks and Quarks on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in September 2012.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

It's been fifty years since Rachel Carson wrote her groundbreaking book Silent Spring. We feature an interview from the the program Quirks and Quarks of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with William Souder who has written a book called On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachael Carson. The interviewer is the host of Quirks and Quarks- Bob McDonbalkd.

OUTRO:

From the program Quirks and Quarks at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Bob McDonald. It first aired in September 2012.

Related Website

http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2012/09/08/september-8-2012/