Essays Tagged: "Silent Spring"

Persuasive essay on the merits of DDT.

ethane). So what's the problem? In 1973 DDT was banned by the U.S as a result of the publication of Silent Spring, a best-seller written by Rachel Carson which outlined the possibility of DDT entering ... onmental repercussions that could we could face as a result. In the original case study outlined in Silent Night, bird were the most greatly affected by this pesticide. About a 100,000 birds per gener ...

(2 pages) 152 0 2.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Silent Spring - A Book Review!

"Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson is a passionate and scientific look at the harsh reality of the effe ... pesticides; we too are vulnerable. All forms of life are more alike than different". In many ways, "Silent Spring" was Carson's way of saying just that: Inflicting harm on one species inevitably has a ... who claimed that the danger to human beings and the environment by pesticides were little to none. "Silent Spring" aimed to expose the truths. Met with backlash from multi-million dollar corporations, ...

(5 pages) 106 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This essay is about rachel carson and her book silent spring and her why she thinks that pesticides like DDT are ruining the earth and what we can do to help.

The Sea Around Us and The Edge of the Sea are some of the major works that made her one of (p xvi, Silent Spring) the leading science writer in the United States. Her major switched to Biology before ... ying of chemicals on the earth is, not only for us now but for future generations as well. Her book Silent Spring helps explain why these chemicals are bad, what they are doing to our environment, and ...

(6 pages) 116 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

David Suzuki and his use of media in environmental education

. Even during the early days of environmentalism, environmentalist such as Rachel Carson (author of Silent Spring, 1962) and John Clarke (mountaineer and environmentalist) promoted the idea of sustain ...

(6 pages) 56 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

The book I read is called "Silent Spring," written by Rachel Carson and published in 1962.The whole book was an alarmed appeal ... a woman who sprayed DDT for spiders in her basement and died a month later because of lukemia.With "Silent Spring" Rachel Carson wanted to stop the use of insecticides because these chemicals not only ... pests at which they were aimed for but often kill beneficial organisms as well.After she published "Silent Spring," her 3rd book about the environment, the American government regulated the use of Ald ...

(1 pages) 81 0 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Summary of Silent Spring

The book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is a very informative book, as well as a plea for help for our evanes ... n an attempt to make them insect-free.I think that people can definitely learn from Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Even though it is a very dry book, there is an engraved message included in the text ...

(1 pages) 57 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Contribution of Rachel Carson.

son introduced her point of view from her scientific research to the public through her book titled Silent Spring, which is about humans destroying the entire earth and all the living things including ... s and dangerous side effects of those deadly chemicals.Finally, she decided to write a book titled "Silent Spring" that would include everything she knew about those pesticides. She used the data that ...

(4 pages) 45 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

DDT: Should DDT be banned?

any would say that Rachel Carson sparked the controversial debate over DDT, about eight years after Silent Spring was published there was a ban of the pesticide DDT, and Carson was responsible for exp ... frica.The negative environmental impacts that DDT has on our environment are descriped by Carson in Silent Sprin: the following are some of the environmental impacts that DDT has on the environement, ...

(4 pages) 75 0 3.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

"Rachel Carson's Environmental Concern"

was to reach the people by writing in magazine articles and then later writing a short book called "Silent Spring" that helped to pay off all her hard work.Since she was a little girl she had a love f ... m it was doing to our environment. It was at this point in time she decided to write a book called "Silent Spring." The book made an incredible change in her life and the lives of many people. Her mai ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Responsibility Paper: The Silence of the Birds

coveries until the negative effects began to shine through. Therefore, in 1962, Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring showing how these pesticides were killing birds and poisonous to livestock and human b ... ing"The Silence of the birds" details Rachel Carson's concern for all of life, human and non-human. Silent Spring constitutes an extended argument for strictly limiting the use of pesticides, herbicid ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Is the environment an international security issue?

In 1962 an American biologist Rachel Carson published a hugely influential novel called Silent Spring. The book highlighted the harmful effects of insecticides on all life on Earth and des ... Cold War Era, (2nd Edition), New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.· Carson, Rachel, (1962) Silent Spring, Harmondsworth: Penguin.· Deudney, Daniel, (1991) `The Case Against Lin ...

(10 pages) 110 0 4.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Geography Environment

Oldest nat. park in Australia is Witches Falls in QLD founded 1908.· Rachel Carson's SILENT SPRING showed the impact that pesticides could have in areas far outside where they were appl ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

A Secret Life of The Nature and its laws. Should we take care and think about the nature?

ill be hurt by seeing it and you will be certainly upset.Having read Rachel Carson's text about the Silent Spring I was very impressed when I have read someparagraphs about polluted Nature. I think th ... Science: is truth and lie. India: University Press, 1983.5)Carson, Rachel. Individual and Society. "Silent Spring." Pp279-280. AKHP: 2004.6)La Place, John. Health: " Fantasy and Daydreaming. New Jerse ...

(9 pages) 22 0 4.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

How does the Rachel Carson use language to convey changes and contrasts in mood and meaning in Silent Spring? The mood in the extracts from Rachel Carson's Silent Spring changes continually from ... Study Guide (Chapters 4 and 5), The Open UniversityExtracts from Chapter 1 A Fable for Tomorrow, of Silent Spring, Carson, R. 1962

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Silent Spring

y changes and contrasts in mood and meaning?Within the extracts of Rachel Carson's first chapter of Silent Spring she uses a variety of language techniques to convey the contrasts of the two different ...

(2 pages) 12 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


Keats) seems like a very simple sentence with no meaning to it. However, after reading Chapter 6 of Silent Spring , I realized how loaded the comment is with meaning. The quote is describing humans an ... quote. When you kill one thing many others will die along with it. In Chapter 6 of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Carson tells of how after chemicals are used many beautiful roadsides and lands were d ...

(4 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Humans In Their Environment

their environment. From their texts 'The meatworks', 'North Coast Town', 'Death of a Salesman' and 'Silent Spring' we learn of conflict between man and his environment-which can be everything from man ... at the scenes depicted, sharing the revulsion of the persona.The extract from Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring', in the stimulus booklet, similarly to Gray, looks at the destructive effects man has ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

How does the author of the following extracts use language to convey changes and contrasts in mood and meaning? (A Fable for Tomorrow, first chapter of "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson).

you think that good and evil walked, walks and will always walk alongside each other.Bibliography:"Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson

(2 pages) 14 1 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Silent Spring" Exposing the truth and the hidden dangers of DDT

yl-Trichloroethane, also known as DDT, was considered a wonderful chemical for controlling insects. Silent Spring written by Rachel Carson in 1962 exposed the hidden dangers of indiscriminate spraying ... t the end of the food chain. Carson also wrote about alternative methods for controlling insects in Silent Spring.Despite DDT's controversial past, it is still used for controlling mosquitoes that car ...

(8 pages) 45 0 4.5 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Book critique for Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Kristie TseAP United States HistorySilent Spring by Rachel Carson: Book CritiqueSilent Spring, written by Rachel Carson, helped shape t ... s that are distressing our air, land, and water. One of the reoccurring themes or arguments made in Silent Spring is the destruction of nature by chemicals manufactured by the pesticide and herbicide ... able to record the harm that is caused to animals, as well as humans, in the environment throughout Silent Spring. Silent Spring is by far one of Rachel Carson's most controversial piece of work as it ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues