Rachel Carson: Silent Spring (Revolution, Reaction, Reform)
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Rachel Carson: Silent Spring (Revolution, Reaction, Reform)
Rachel Carson published a book called Silent Spring to bring awareness to the harmful pesticide used DDT.
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Airplane Dusting

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Airplanes also were used to spray pesticides over large areas of farms. The pesticides were for killing unwanted insects on the plants.

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Reaction and the Beginning

Rachel Carson receive a letter from a friend explaining what happened after her area used DDT. In that letter Rachel's friends explained that the morning after the spray occured many bird were outside her house dead.

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"Another Such Victory and I Am Undone"

"Another Such Victory and I Am Undone" | Rachel Carson: Silent Spring (Revolution, Reaction, Reform) | Scoop.it

This cartoon was made short after the publication of Silent Spring. This cartoon shows that people did believe that DDT was harmful and was capable of killing living organsims.

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Tractor Spraying DDT

Tractor Spraying DDT | Rachel Carson: Silent Spring (Revolution, Reaction, Reform) | Scoop.it

DDT was a proven harmful pesticide to wild and aquatic life. Before this awareness was brought to attention DDT was widenly used on farms.

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Silent Spring

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Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring awakened people to see the harm in using DDT as a pesticide. This book also changed the interacting between humans and the environment. Rachel Carson changed the environmental system in the US with the publication of this book.

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