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Silent Spring
Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
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Addison_Reads
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My all time favorite #nonfiction book is the tagged one, Silent Spring. It changed my world when I read it and pushed me to become a biologist and life long environmentalist.

The six books above are ones I've read this year. They taught me things, made me laugh, made me cry, made me angry, and opened my eyes to new ideas. I'm grateful for books that leave a lasting impression.

#GratefulReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

rmaclean4 I found Rage Becomes Her so meaningful and useful to me. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 1mo
Addison_Reads @rmaclean4 I recommend it to people all the time, because it helped me come to terms with so much of the anger and frustration I feel at times. 1mo
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Scochrane26 I‘m going to assume if you‘re an environmentalist that you‘ve read some of Wendell Berry‘s essays? 1mo
Scochrane26 These all sound good. 1mo
readordierachel What a great story! It's wonderful to hear about how powerful books can be 😊 Must read that one. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 That‘s so awesome! 1mo
Addison_Reads @Scochrane26 Yes, I've read several things by Wendell Berry. I had a professor in college who introduced me to his writings. Great stuff. 1mo
Addison_Reads @readordierachel 💚 it's an excellent read and Rachel Carson was so far ahead of her time with that book and warning us of the damage we were inflicting on the world around us. 1mo
Reggie I loved Hey Kiddo. 1mo
Addison_Reads @Reggie Hey Kiddo is one of those books I would make available in every school library if I were all powerful and could do those sorts of things. 😁 Such a great read that I think lots of people can relate to. 1mo
Nute I enjoy hearing about the impact of a book on a reader‘s life. Books can indeed be powerful depending on what the reader needs at the moment. 1w
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BestDogDad
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Forgot to post my September wrap up so here it is. All science for #scienceSeptember. Some greatness and some which weren‘t what I thought they would be. #septemberwrapup

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BestDogDad
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This must've been a shocking book to read in the early 1960s. We were literally killing the planet! It's still an important book to read today as we still need to be cognizant of the chemicals we are releasing in to the environment. Living by the Mississippi River for 28 years I have seen the benefits of the DDT ban first hand as bald eagles are now a common sight in the neighborhood. I'm guessing they weren't fifty years ago. #ScienceSeptember

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BestDogDad
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Even cities were poisoned? Who came up with this strategy?

Aimeesue 😳😳😳 3mo
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BestDogDad
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We‘ve lived near the Mississippi River for 28 years and it‘s been awesome to see more and more bald eagles in the sky every year. It‘s no longer a big deal to see one. They are again common.

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BestDogDad
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Cripes! This book is hard to read. Even though this was all 60+ years ago.

Addison_Reads This book is one I tell everyone to read. Carson was ahead of her time and tried to warn us of the damage we were doing. 3mo
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BestDogDad
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I‘m old and remember the horrible pollution everywhere in the early 1970s but this blows my mind. I had no idea toxic chemicals were used so liberally, especially in cities.

Lindy 😫 3mo
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coyotecrescendo
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A squirrel was reading over my shoulder.

#BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

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mrsmarch
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Waiting in line for airport coffee...so #bookishquestions it is.
1. Cozy mystery, historical nonfiction
2. I am enjoying 20th c nonfiction & memoirs more lately.
3. Erotica, romance, thriller/horror.
4. As @Schlinkles said, I want to see more well done original content. Writing for screen is an art.
5. None. I‘m picky.
6. I have bailed on a lot of mystery & history...the field is so wide its bound to happen.
7. See tags!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag!! ❤️ 8mo
nelehelen Thank you for the tag!! 😘 8mo
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Emilymdxn I really want to read this too! Such an important book 9mo
callielafleur It was excellent 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌸🌸 9mo
FeministBookClub I call Rachel Carson the foremother of ecofeminism. She was well ahead of her time. 9mo
vkois88 Agreed, she was a wise soul who was way before her time. Wasn't this banned? Such an important book 9mo
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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Funny, I was just thinking about Silent Spring today and then I get tagged in this this evening 😁 Thanks for the love @Princess-Kingofkings ☺️
1-summer. But it used to be spring.
2-daisies & Black eyed susans
3-Silent Spring
4-mostly seasonal but that can be any season lol 😂
@LibrarianRyan @JoScho @TheBookHippie @BookwormAHN
@TheBookStacker @BookishMeanderings

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Crazeedi
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs, @Princess-Kingofkings ! #frideas @SailorMoon
1 spring followed closely by fall
2 too many!! Right now I'm waiting for hyacinths!
3 only one I could think of off top of head
4 no!🤩
5 @SamanthaMarie @Llanphear

Crazeedi Sorry @Eggs I didnt even look to see you tagged same book. I'm on the road so I'm just leaving it! 9mo
SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 oooh giancinto (in my language) is a marvellous flower!!! 9mo
Crazeedi @SailorMoon that's a beautiful word for that flower!!💜 9mo
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Eggs
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🌸 late winter in Texas
💐 peonies and lilacs
🌹 tagged
🌷 pollen
🌺 @Leftcoastzen @Crazeedi @Aussie4paws @Erofan 💛💗💛💗
#frideas @SailorMoon

Erofan Thanks for the tag 😘💐 9mo
SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 I also love peonies!!! Good choice!!! 9mo
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TheBookStacker
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Spring is here, the cherry blossoms in my neighborhood have started blooming on this very rainy Wednesday. So I think it‘s time to dust this off. (I work as an archaeologist for an environmental consultation firm) This book is a favorite and a very important book at that.

Addison_Reads Carson is the reason I studied marine and environmental biology in college. 💚 I reread this book and The Sea Around Us every year. 9mo
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Jessicaanne
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Are you really a Chatham World Ready Woman if you haven‘t read Silent Spring?
I finally got around the reading this book by Chatham‘s favorite alum. It is amazing that this book is still relevant today. At times it was hard to get through but I‘m so glad I read it.

I chose this for #booked2019 #happyplace since Chathams campus is the most beautiful place and I heard so much about this book in my time there

Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is really powerful 💚 10mo
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Bookmarkie
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A nice hot lunch and Silent Spring, which I‘ve slowly been reading for months, now.
Reading about insecticides and farming contamination while I eat may not be my best idea.

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Bookmarkie
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Always wanted to read this one and never got around to it until now. She was from the Pittsburgh area.
#Workbreak with the Pittsburgh downtown view below

CouronneDhiver Great view! 13mo
Bookmarkie Not my office😆 13mo
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LRSmith
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The spectacular Kansas City, MO Public Library‘s parking lot. You read that correctly, boys and girls. The exterior of the parking lot.

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Schnoebs
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Man what a prompt!

1) Non fiction is my jam!

2) 2/3 fiction 1/3 non fiction (and I actually collect some old editions of science books)

3) Environmental science but I also have some on Taoism and other eastern religions

4) I‘d probably save Steve and Me. It‘s a biography on Steve Irwin by his wife. He was a big inspiration to me and my career

5) Just finished this bad boy 😍

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday #mpls #twincities

wanderinglynn Silent Spring is a powerful read. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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Schnoebs
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So happy I finally got around to reading this book. It is such a classic in the environmental field and one of the leading reasons for the US EPA and the ban on DDT. My favorite part was probably listening to the latest scientific breakthroughs in nonchemical spray based insect control for the time. So good and loved the detailed sketches for each chapter page!

#scribd #audiobook #environment #chemicals #epa #science #protection #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
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So I‘ve been listening to this book for the past couple of days but I‘ve been following along in my hard copy because how could I not? Look at this gorgeous chapter art 😍

🐛🦋🐞🐝

#insects #ddt #poison #environment #rachelcarson #classic #mustread #mpls #twincities

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jpmcwisemorgan
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I‘m posting, without context, for #10BooksThatChangedMe

This is my Day 6 choice.

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jdtchicago
Silent Spring | Rachel Carson

How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?

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jdtchicago
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Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?

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jdtchicago
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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

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jdtchicago
Silent Spring | Rachel Carson

The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials.

DrexEdit I had this high on my TBR list at one point and it got pushed down I don't even remember why must get back to it soon! 1y
djh I haven‘t reread this since the ‘70s. It‘s time! 1y
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jdtchicago
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We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road — the one less traveled by — offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.

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Hooked_on_books
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DivineDiana A gem! 2y
Samplergal I‘ve had this forever. I need to read it. If for no other reason than Scott Pruitt. 2y
RaimeyGallant There's a new doc about her on netflix I think. :) 2y
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Hooked_on_books @Samplergal That man. 🤬 It‘s terrific and it‘s lessons are just as important today as in the 60s. A more recent book in the same vein is Elizabeth Kolbert‘s The Sixth Extinction, which is tremendous. I highly recommend it. 2y
Hooked_on_books @RaimeyGallant I didn‘t know that—I‘ll have to look for it! 2y
Addison_Reads This was one of my picks too and the reason I became a scientist. 💙 Great pick. 2y
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Addison_Reads
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Linsy 💛💚💛 2y
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callielafleur
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And I also finished this while at the beach. Amazing, accessible, and still so very, very relevant today. I wish it was required reading for every bureaucrat everywhere- it's an educational reminder that decisions can have long-lasting, far-reaching consequences. We may not use DDT anymore, but clearly, these issues are still issues. And the EPA should be using science to research them.

#Booked2018 - About the Environment

Addison_Reads Rachel Carson was my inspiration to pursue a career in marine and environmental science. I recommend this book to everyone. Great review! 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve only seen rave reviews for this book💖 2y
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Christinak
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Awesome find at my library book sale. (one of the many)

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sudi
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Found them all .......Finally 😲😌. Special thanks to all the people who left clues....wouldn't have completed it without their help.
#LibraryThing

LauraBeth 👏👏👏👏🐣 2y
wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🙌🏻 2y
sudi Thank you @LauraBeth and @wanderinglynn 😊 2y
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Ke633
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This is totally me.. #foundonpinterest I do love autumn but it‘s usually still too hot to go out. 😂 #Texas

Megabooks Lolololol this is awesome! 2y
Blueberry 2y
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Christinak
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vkois88 I feel like this book would scare the heck out of me and make me completely paranoid 😮 2y
DivineDiana I read this recently and was so impressed with Rachel Carson! 2y
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Halechr
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Last school reading before spring break, I might not be going anywhere-but I‘m going to read as much (for fun) as I can!

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GlassAsDiamonds
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Not cool Mumbai, not cool (Trying to explain to parents in law why we can‘t go to a rooftop bar tonight without sending them into hysterics. Failing.).

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GlassAsDiamonds
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Our current AQI measured in a fit of pique when I realized I couldn‘t see to the end of the street. Anything over 25 (25!) is deemed unhealthy by the WHO. At this level, the actual air is hazardous to human health and yet.... no one in Mumbai really seems to comment. There‘s no push for cleaner transport, to collect rubbish instead of burn it or to clean up industry. There‘s not even any real acknowledgement of the issue. I just don‘t get it. 😭😱

ReadingSusan Oh no 😐 This is so frustrating. I am sorry you are having to deal with this. 2y
JoScho That is scary high! 2y
SpeculativeFemale Wow, that's awful. 😱😷😟 2y
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SandyW Yikes. Almost makes me want to mail you a gas mask! Our AQI is measured slightly differently here in SoCal, anything under 50 is excellent. We have a number of days over 150 (unhealthy for all groups here) in the summer, and I try to stay indoors then, but it's never that bad that we can't see. Frightening. 2y
GlassAsDiamonds @SandyW unfortunately I‘m using the US measurements (monitor has a bunch of options, I usually use the US one because its the most clearly defined), I believe there‘s just some “interpretation” at the bottom end of the scale where the WHO standards clash with US ones (but I‘m always open to correction!). It‘s getting worse today but while we‘ve got masks and air purifiers, yeah, it‘s still scary. 😭😭😭 hopefully you have shiny blue skies today!! 2y
GlassAsDiamonds @ReadingSusan @JoScho & @SpeculativeFemale thanks, it‘s really creepy 😭 2y
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WhiteDayLilies
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This was so beautifully written that it was sometimes hard to imagine the terrible things described in the pages. I understand why this book got the attention it did.The banning of DDT was a huge milestone in history but it‘s effects are still evident decades later, in ground water and bioaccumulated in food chains. How can we stop the barrage of chemicals that are still entering our ecosystems today? A lot of feels while reading this one⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Natasha.C.Barnes I read that book with my mom in middl school I think...it blew my mind. So sad. 2y
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Tanisha_A
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Rachel Carson's brave and prescient 1953 letter against the government's assault on Science and Nature. Link to the article - https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/02/08/rachel-carson-washington-post-letter-19...
How sad & painful to think that this isn't a real problem for some!

Tanisha_A The tagged book is written by her, with which she took the environment protection movement upwards! 2y
DivineDiana Thank you for this link. I read Silent Spring a few months ago. An incredible woman! 2y
Tanisha_A @DivineDiana Truly incredible. This letter had me reiterate the power of voice. I wish to read the book some time. 2y
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DivineDiana
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I‘m going with this one for #observer . I was so impressed with this book and the author when I read it this past summer. A scientist of any kind is a master of observing the interactions of the universe. #nuyear

TrishB Sounds like an interesting read 👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen I've heard wonderful things about this book💚nice pick 2y
wen4blu I read this autobiography about her last year and have been meaning to pick up Silent Spring ever since. 2y
DivineDiana @wen4blu I am in awe of her! Stacked! Thank you! Happy New Year! 🎉 2y
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DivineDiana
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An important book. A remarkable woman. At times, I thought this was just too scientific for me, but I am glad that I persisted. I am in awe of Rachel Carson.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I recently bought this one! Glad you persisted and enjoyed it. 2y
RachelO Yes to all of that 👍 2y
DivineDiana @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think I would have preferred an actual book. It would have made it easier to revisit material that was confusing to me. It opened my eyes! 2y
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DivineDiana @RachelO 👍🏻 2y
kspenmoll Yes! Especially given the time. 2y
DivineDiana @kspenmoll Absolutely! 2y
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DivineDiana
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Rachel Carson was a pioneer in the discovery of the negative effects of pesticides‘ use for insect control. Particularly DDT. #creepycrawlies #hallowreads

Hooked_on_books One of my favorites. I really respect Carson. 2y
DivineDiana @Hooked_on_books I am in awe of her intelligence and bravery! 2y
monalyisha Can totally see the appeal of that advertisement, though. 😱And it's so poetic, to boot! 😂 2y
DivineDiana @monalyisha Didn‘t even notice the poetry! 👍🏻😂 2y
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DivineDiana
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This has been on my radar for a long time. Decided to give it a try in audio since so many of you have discussed non fiction is a good listening choice! I am very concerned about environmental issues, but I am not sure that I am getting much from this. Very scientific. And I think it's over my head! On the third disc of nine. We'll see if I can continue.

RachelO Wow - 9 discs! That's quite daunting! It's a strange one - it's such an important book because of everything it influenced and everything that came after it. But it's not easy to get through now 😬. Good luck! 2y
DivineDiana @RachelO Thank you! I am in awe of Rachel Carson and her groundbreaking work! 2y
RachelO In case it helps, I found the final 2 chapters a bit easier to deal with - looking at alternatives to pesticides etc... 2y
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DivineDiana @RachelO Yes, it does! 2y
RachelO @DivineDiana Same. I definitely want to read her biog. And the abuse she got for daring to speak out while being a woman was just 😡 2y
DivineDiana @RachelO I would like to read it as well! 2y
DivineDiana @wen4blu Thank you! I'll look for that one! 2y
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RachelO
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Boy, was this ever a tough read.

Rachel Carson's writing is beautiful - few people can describe a parasitic wasp quite as wonderfully as RC - but here, she's angry, presenting case after case of pesticides-gone-bad, and exposing the dubious reasons for their use, despite the evidence. Towards the end, she looks at alternative biological controls. 👇

RachelO Obviously, this was pub'd in 1962, and at some point I'll read one of the 'update' books out there. And her biography, which I suspect will be 💔&😡. Very grateful this book exists, and that it changed the way we look at the natural world, but quite glad to have finished it! 2y
RachelO This is my #letterC for #litsyAtoZ and my second book for #readingroadtrip - RC was born and brought up in Pennsylvania. 2y
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RachelO
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Flip, this is relentless! I'm switching from 'thank goodness that's not the case now' to 'I wonder what today's equivalent would be. Plastics?' to 'THE BEES! 65 years we've known they were at risk, and we're still poisoning them 🐝'.

Don't get me wrong, it's important, well written and readable. But relentless.

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RachelO
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Train reading. + sunset.

batsy Sunset pinks ❤️ 2y
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