What You'll Learn:
In 1962, science writer Rachel Carson sounded a terrifying alarm. In the wake of World War II, the seemingly boundless power of science usurped all environmental concerns, causing scientific advancement to devolve into environmental degradation. As a result, a new industry of highly damaging and incredibly lucrative manufactured insecticides filled the earth, infecting waterways, soil, crops, animals, and human beings in an interwoven spiral of ecological danger. Amid backlash from government and industry leaders, Carson’s paradigm-shifting work Silent Spring shook readers from complacency and inspired a generation that would (hopefully) fall far from the chemical-ridden tree.