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Silent Spring was published 50 yrs ago. The book helped launch the environmental movement, creation of EPA:

You are here: EPA Home About EPA History Topics perspect Rachel Carson Rachel Carson by Frank Graham, Jr. [EPA Journal - November/December 1978] Robert Frost liked to make a point with an anecdote as well as with a poem. "A boy came to my home the other day," Frost recalled, "and he said to me, 'I'm a poet.' I said, 'That's a praise word. I'd wait until somebody else called me that.'" Rachel Carson did not have to pin any labels on herself. There were many other people all over the world who were eager to use praise words to describe her and her work. Poet was one of them, for she wrote prose with a poet's passion. Scientist was another. As a marine biologist who worked for the old U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and later for the Fish and Wildlife Service, she gathered the background to write those distinguished books on the sea that were read by millions here and abroad. Conser...

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