50 years ago, on April 13, 1962 "Silent Spring"
by Rachel Carson was published. "Rachel Carson's SILENT SPRING warned
humankind that for the first time in history every person is subjected
to contact with dangerous chemicals from conception until death. Carson
painted a vivid picture of how chemicals - used in many ways put
particularly in pesticides - have upset the balance of nature,
undermining the survival of countless species. This enormously popular
and influential book was a soft-spoken battle cry to protect our natural
surroundings. Its publication signaled the beginning of the
environmental movement" (source: Chase's Calendar of Events, 2012).
Come to the library this month and check out our display or see our holdings on Rachel Carson here.