Remembering Rachel Carson

Born May 27, 1907. Died April 14, 1964. Wrote “Silent Spring” (1962), considered by many to have initiated the environmental and conservation movements.

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
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One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, “What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?”
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The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. The concepts and practices of applied entomology for the most part date from that Stone Age of science. It is our alarming misfortune that so primitive a science has armed itself with the most modem and terrible weapons, and that in turning them against the insects it has also turned them against the earth.

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