"Silent Spring" Analytical Essay by Ramos

"Silent Spring"
A book report on "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson, an ecological text on the problems surrounding the use of the chemical DDT.
# 46332 | 2,950 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2004 in Biology (Ecology) , Agricultural Studies (Soil Science) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

After providing a brief autobiography of the author of "Silent Spring", Rachel Carson, the paper discusses the book itself in a chapter-by-chapter summary. "Silent Spring" was Carson's way of presenting to the public the dangers of the use of DDT. The paper also includes quotes from the text.

From the Paper:

"In Detroit, Michigan the Michigan Department of Agriculture decided to cover their city with Aldrin pellets, the most dangerous poison at the time (and the cheapest), to destroy their population of Japanese Beetles which had arrived in Detroit on plants imported from Mississippi. Carelessly they sprayed the pellets over the human population and when it rained over night the pellets were watered down and puddles of lethal poison lay scattered across the ground."

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