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Rachel Carson: Silent Spring and its Aftermath

Initial Silent Spring Reviews

When Silent Spring was published, it received a lot of attention, both positive and negative. See a selection of reviews below.

Time review

"Silence, Miss Carson"

Science review

Bird-Banding review

Commentary from Journal of Wildlife Management

"The Spray Around Us"

"There's Poison All Around Us Now"

A look at how critics reacted to Silent Spring: "Silence, Miss Carson!" Science, Gender, and the Reception of "Silent Spring"

Bird & flowersphoto Ray Hennessy; CC0


American Experience will be debuting a new documentary on Rachel Carson. See a clip below.