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If this book wasnt assigned to read I dont think I would have ever known of its existence That is a shame since the contents of this book were instrumental in changing the nations environmental policy Rachel Carson is a master at explaining the science behind pesticides and the effects of using chemicals to control nature She is persuasive and insightful offering visions of the future after both continuing the indiscriminate use of pesticides and also eliminating chemical warfare on nature I was both enlightened and horrified by Carsons message I would highly recommend Silent Spring to anyone who is interested in the environment Carson begins by painting a picture of a world without the sound of birds the splendor of wildflowers or the buzzing of bees She warns that with continued use of chemicals on the environment this picture could become a reality This is a wonderful introduction that both sets the perfect tone for the presentation of her findings and invokes in the reader a sense of urgency concerning the deterioration of the environment Rachel Carsons book and observations resulted in the beginnings of environmental awareness and in particular with the anti-chemical movement prevalent today Typically she has been credited with the support for the creation of Government regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency in the US but her influence extends beyond this oversight role Her views and opinions changed the perception of pest control from one of blanket treatment with toxic chemicals to a policy of integrated pest management IPM using very small quantities of products which are highly specific in their modes of action and targeted to control specific pests without harming beneficial plants or insects The earth is a carefully balanced system that has inherent checks and balances and pesticides both disrupt and destroy this balance The overuse of pesticides overrides natures selection eradicating the insects
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