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    Silent spring book review Xinruo Hu 26785525 Christine Liu Th 2-3 To Have a Lively Spring: Silent Spring Book Review Silent Spring is an epoch-making book, which documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Its tilted was meant to evoke a spring season in which not bird songs could be heard because they had all vanished as a result of pesticide abuse. The book warns us the importance of environment protection by examining the permanent damage caused by unregulated pesticide use. Pesticide is not only harmful to plants and animals but also extremely dangerous to human. Carlson listed a list of example supporting this claim. In Florida, two kids found an empty beg. They used the bag to repair their…

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    As people become more involved in their own affairs, they often overlook just how vulnerable nature really is. In 1962, marine biologist Rachel Carson became enraged with how the environment was treated and released a book named Silent Spring, which addressed the harmful effects of pesticides and would also completely revolutionize how people thought about the environment, causing the start of environmentalism, a movement in which people seek to protect and improve the natural environment. In…

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    Carson uses many elements from the Rhetorical triangle in Silent Spring, most from the logical and ethical appeals. The arguments Carson gave in Silent Spring were all about the use of synthetic chemicals. She presented that humans are a part of nature and are not meant to control it. Secondly, scientists do not know the long term effects these chemicals can have on the environment. Lastly, she wants to find better ways to control pests without the use of environmentally harmful chemicals. The…

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    cause, people such as Che Guevara or George Washington. However, not all revolutionaries’ have these heroic qualities, but they can possess a non-violent and quiet presence. Rachel Carson was a marine biologist, environmentalist and writer whose ideas were far ahead of her time. Rachel exposed the use of harmful, life threatening pesticides and chemicals that were being used all across the globe in the 1960’s. Rachel Carson spread awareness of various types of chemicals that large corporations…

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    The book, “Silent Spring”, by Rachel Carson brings to light the possible harm and ramifications of overusing chemicals that are not fully understood. To fully drive her point home, Carson uses language, ethos, and logos. Carson uses strong language several times in order giver her argument stronger emphasis. At one point she uses the word “evil” to describe pollution. There are very few words that have a more negative connotation than evil. Carson uses this word fairly early in her book,…

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    died from breast cancer after 2 years of publishing her book "Silent Spring" when she was 56 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Rachel Carson led the fight to protect the environment which led her to write a book called "Silent Spring" that influenced people and environmentalists, in her book "Silent Spring" Rachel Carson argued about long term consequences of the use of pesticides and chemicals in Agricultural practices, Silent Night led people to…

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    Question 1. In Rachel Carson’s most influential book, Silent Spring, she addresses the issue of killing insects and other pests with poisonous chemicals in the form of pesticides and insecticides to help produce more crops. The basic thesis in Silent Spring is that the prolonged use of pesticides in uncontrolled amounts is directly responsible for many extreme health hazards and even the death of animals and humans. Carson begins the book with a chapter describing the beauty of an area where…

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    betterment of our planet. The idea of preserving our environment is not something that is new by any means. In 1690, the colonial governor of Pennsylvania, William Penn, required that settlers in his area reserve at least one acre of vegetation for every five acres that they cleared.1 Benjamin Franklin led a committee in Philadelphia throughout the 1760s which sought to regulate the waste disposal and reduce the amount of water that was being polluted.1 In 1892, John Muir founded the Sierra…

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    In the world today, pesticides are mostly known and agreed to be dangerous. There have been several actions against them including global pesticide bans. For example, this past year we were able to ban pentachlorophenol (PCP) which was primarily used as a wood preservative (Chandra par. 1). More people began paying attention to the effects of pesticides when Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring came about. It was about the commonly used pesticide DDT and her book had sparked the environmental…

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    In the book Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson the thesis was that pesticides were harming the environment and wildlife, especially birds. Carson focused her attention on the pesticide DDT, which was first made in 1874. DDT was used heavily during World War II to try and control the diseases typhus and malaria. So she presented research that pesticides can cause cancers, other ill effects and how they can gather in animals bodies through a process called bioaccumulation. Rachel Carson was a…

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