Rachel Carson Using a Microscope, April 1963

Summary

Marine biologist Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, helped spark the 1960s environmental movement. Carson stressed the detrimental effects of pesticide use, including DDT, on natural ecosystems and human health. Her testimony before the U.S. Congress and other evidence led to national legislation to mitigate environmental damage including the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1970) and banning DDT (1972).

Marine biologist Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, helped spark the 1960s environmental movement. Carson stressed the detrimental effects of pesticide use, including DDT, on natural ecosystems and human health. Her testimony before the U.S. Congress and other evidence led to national legislation to mitigate environmental damage including the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1970) and banning DDT (1972).

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process
Printing (Process)
Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.25 in

Width: 7.125 in

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