Volume 90 Issue 48 | p. 38
Issue Date: November 26, 2012

Landmark For ‘Silent Spring’

Influential book catalyzed the modern environmental movement
Department: ACS News
Keywords: National Historic Chemical Landmark

Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, “Silent Spring,” which is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement, was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society during a ceremony in Pittsburgh on Oct. 26. The event took place during the Rachel Carson Legacy Conference at Chatham University.

“ ‘Silent Spring’ led to a paradigm shift of great significance that set the stage for the more sustainable . . .

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