History Speaks – Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Environmental Movement

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Biologist and author Rachel Carlson warned the world of the potentially dire environmental impact of chemical and pesticides in best selling 1962 book, Silent Spring. In this living history program set in 1963, actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Carson as she discusses her childhood love for the living world, her passion for writing, and her work to awaken the world to the beauty and fragility of nature.