“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?'” ― Rachel Carson, marine biologist, environmentalist, writer. Silent Spring (1962) spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Rachel Carson started the environmental movement. Her book, Silent Spring, was a shot across the bow of big chemical companies and, because the world listened, eagles are no longer an endangered species and peregrine falcons roam the skies over Manhattan.
Man's attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself. --Rachel Carson
Biologist/Author Rachel Carson Holding Her German Kine Exakta Camera in the Woods Near Her Home