"Chemicals and Pesticides". 2 April 2003. FAEC.
This site provided me with a series of facts and figures for the use of DDT
and its effects. I was astonished to see that most of the figures did not
exactly match the facts that Carson gave. It made me question the truth
to Carson's facts that she uses to prove her thesis. I used this in my
Milne, Lorus. Theres Poison All Around Us Now. New York Times,
September 23, 1962.
I found this article on the internet. This is an article about the reaction
from Silent Spring in the New York Times. This article is a basic
overview of the first few parts of the book that were printed in the
paper. It gives a basic idea of how some newspaper reporters felt
about the book and the action it suggested the people needed to take.
This article provides me another primary source for my bibliography. It
does not really tell me anything that I already didnt know from reading
the book. But nonetheless it stresses some of the major points of
Carson, Rachel. Lost Woods: The Discovered Wrting of Rachel Carson. Boston,
Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1999.
In this book Linda Lear gathers several magazine pieces and journal
entries written by Carson. In some of the articles Carson talks about the
hazards to the environment, while in others she reveals her feelings about
how she is just an "avergae-sized women". Overall, it helps to reveal
Carson's character. I used this book in my annotated bibliography.
Carson, Rachel. Always, Rachel. Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 1996.
This book consists of the private letters between Rachel Carson and
Dorothy Freeman. They talk about birds, books, and the
changing seasons. It also reveals more of Carson's emotions as a writer
and scientific reporter. I used this source as a primary source for my
Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin
I found this book at the library. Silent Spring is the book that gave
Rachel Carson the honor that she deserves. It talks about the use
of pesticides and the chemistry behind them, as well as the dangers of
using them. It also includes an introduction by Vice President Al Gore
who was a boy at the time the book came out and whose life was
greatly impacted by this novel. This book will be very helpful in setting
up the basic information behind the use of pesticides. It will offer a
direct opinion straight from Rachel Carson herself, which will be very
important when I do a website and present some of Carsons
statements about the use of pesticides.
Carson, Rachel. Under the Sea-Wind. New York, New York: Oxford
University Press, 1941.
I found out about this book at the local bookstore. This novel presents
a naturalistic picture of ocean life. It talks about the struggles different
marine organisms are up against in daily: those struggles caused by
natural selection, and those caused by humans from above. Personally,
I am really interested in anything about the ocean, so this book was
especially intriguing. This will be helpful in my website when I talk
about books that Carson wrote.
Carson, Rachel. The Sea Around Us. New York, New York: Oxford
University Press, 1951.
This is another book by Rachel Carson. I found out about this book
from my local bookstore. It talks about the geography of the sea, and
the formation of the earth and the moon. It was more factual than most
of her other books, which are more opinionated. Overall, it was a good
source. I will use it in listing her books on my website.
Brockerman, Steven. Rachel Carson: Environmentalist Mythology killing Us
Softly. Capitalism Magazine. August 11, 2002.
I found this article on the internet. It was a quite lucky find because this
article argues against Carsons views. The first thing I read is: One would
have to conclude, given the facts, that environmentalists are either insane
or intent upon eradicating every human being from the face of the
planet. I had yet to find a source that called Carson childish and naive,
so it was interesting to read this article. This source will definitely be
useful in supporting my ideas that Carson is someone to honor, not
mock. This will be helpful in giving quotes that explain the good points
Endangered Planet. People's Century Episode. PBS.
This site was again found on the internet. I was very grateful that I found
this site and more grateful that PBS provided so many links on their site.
This particular episode showed some of the places were pollution really
started effecting humans and animals alike, and a lot of people will
remember instances like this one in Japan. Richard Ayre's interview
provided me with an account of an actual environmentalist who was affected
long after Carson's book was first published. It is a very good site with
some audio as well.
Fooling With Nature. Frontline. 1998. PBS. 02 October 2003.
I used this timeline for my cool links page. It provides information from
before Rachel Carson's story and way past it. I like it because it sums up
all of the happenings in the environmental movement. It provides readers
with a good overview.
Groshong, Kimm. The Noisy Response to Silent Spring: Placing Rachel Carsons
Work in Context.
This essay written by a Pomona College student reveals what
Silent Spring did for the society in its times. He explains how this
new message shocked Americans and got good and bad responses.
I gained insight from this source for my writing and to help develop my
own opinion on this topic.
On the Edge: Ecology is Hep. PBS Online. 1998.
I was excited when I found this site on the internet. Basically its an
overview of all of
Carson's efforts in a fun to read, colorful cartoon. Delightful
source. It was useful in
my cool links page.
Mackie, Adam P. Remembering the Legacy of Rachel Carson. The Northern
I found this article on the internet. It is an article from the student
magazine from the University of Alaska. It was written to inform
readers about the honorary commencement held for Rachel Carson on
her birthday in 2001. Then it goes on to talk about her legacy and
Silent Spring. What I liked about this source was that it had some
quotes taken from people apart of clubs for environmental awareness,
so those should be helpful in making my website.
Makson, Lisa. "Rachel Carson's Ecological Genocide". 31 January 2003. Front
This site provided me with infromation that showed me that some of
Carsons accusations were somewhat hasty. Evidence from back then
showed that some of these accusations were false. So this site helped
me to understand and see some other viewpoints.
Miller, Cassandra. Wildlife and Pollution. Enviro Kids, 1997.
This site was useful in adding to my cool links page. It was found on the
internet. I like it because it has graphics and allows visitors to visualize
the extent of these polluting chemicals and mishappenings. It was made
by kids so it shows how even the newest members of our environment
are trying to help.
Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science. "Pesticides". Case Western
Reserve University. 1995-2003.
This article on the internet talks about DDT and its effects. It also talks
about the soil, water, and bioconcentration. It also talks about birds and
mammals. I especially like the section of DDT and today's usages. I used
this site for a link and also for some more background information.
"Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and the Beginnings of the Environmental
movement in the United States".
This is a good site for a quick overview of the novel and its impact on the
society of its time. It includes the impact of the novel, why it aroused so
much attention and concern. I used this site as a source for my research.
Rachel Carson Homestead Association. Rachel Carson: Author of the
Environmental Movement. http://ivory.lm.com/~markt/rachel/bio.html.
March 1, 1996.
I found this article on the internet. This source talks about Rachel
Carson and her life and how it was affected by Silent Spring. It talks
about how what she had hoped would happen in the future did not all
come true, but how there still might be a chance. It also tell something I
didnt know which is that breast cancer can be a result of toxins, which
is weird because Carson died from breast cancer. This site is useful in
restating facts and telling more about the future of the environment, but
otherwise there is nothing new. I will use this article as a source to find
a good overview of her life and the problems that we have yet to solve.
Rachel Carson Trail. 2002.
This article was found on the internet. Not alot of information was given as
to who sponsored the website. I used this article for my cool links page,
and for the map picture. I was excited to see this article because it is a
site dedicated to Carson.
The Sins of Our Fathers? Think Tank Transcripts: The State of the Earth. 2003.
This site on the internet was used in my cool links page. It is basically a
debate between announcers who provide their perspectives on the state of
our environment and what people like Rachel Carson have done in its
progress. I like this site for the fact that it offered perspective from people
and wasn't just stating the facts.
TripodŽ Site Builder. Trellix. 2000.
This is the program I used to create my site. It provides basic instructions
on building your site and most importantly provides free web space for one
time web site creaters. I could not say in words how much this program
allowed me to create a creative website. It is definitely one of the best web
page domains out there on the internet.
Watson, Bruce. Sounding the Alarm. Smithsonian Instiution. September 2002 ed.
This article was found on the internet. It is similar to many of the other
articles I found, so not really anything new. Although, it did provide more
commentary on how Carson influenced the environmental movement.
Wichterman, Larry. Rachel Carson: Founder of the Environmental Movement.
I found this article on the internet. It was part of the Pennsylvania
biographies. It gives a brief biography of Carson. It highlights the
honors Carson received in her life. This was not a very helpful source,
but I did learn of some of the magazines that Carson appeared in as a
result of Silent Spring. I really cant say if I will use this article at all in
my essay directly, but the site gave me some ideas for if I want to do a
Henricksson, John. Rachel Carson: The Environmental Movement. Brookfield,
Connecticut: The Millbrook Press, 1962.
I found this book at the library. This source is a biography of the
biologist Rachel Carson, focusing on the events that led her to expose
pesticide pollution in her book Silent Spring and her legacy as a
founder of the environmental movement. This is a good adult
biography. I also found some really good quotes that Carson said in
television interviews, which will be very helpful in my website. This
was not a major source, but I did find interesting quotes.
Landau, Elaine. Rachel Carson and the Environmental Movement (Cornerstones
of Freedom. Second Series). Dublin, Ireland: Children's Press, 2004.
This was found at the library. It is a bibliography with very nice visual
representations. I used this in my bibliography. Quite concise overview.
Lear, Linda. Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature. New York, New York:
Henry Holt and Company, 1997.
I found this book at the library. This is a bibliography of Rachel
Carson. It is quite a few pages, 483 to be exact. There are ample
amounts of notes and many sources given in the bibliography at the
end. Not only is this book a great bibliography, but an excellent source
for more sources. It will be helpful when I provide some background
formation on Rachel Carson and her life before Silent Spring. So it will
be helpful in my paper when I talk about how Carson not only helped
the environment through the one book, but through many of her actions
through her life. This book also talks about how there are still problems
with pesticides that are unsolved which will help with my exchange part
in my description on this topic in my website because not all of the
problems Carson told of were solved. There is still a long ways to go in
protecting our environment.
Ring, Elizabeth. Rachel Carson: Caring for the Earth. Brookefield,
Conneticutt:Millbrook Press, 1992.
I found this at the library. This book is about a biography on Rachel
Carson. Although it was not a major source it did provide me with another
secondary source. It is a quite excellent book for young adults and
children who wish to read about Carson.
Stwertika, Eve. Rachel Carson. New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Franklin
Watts Library Edition, 1991.
I found this book at the library. This source describes the life and
studies of Rachel Carson, highlighting her writing and activities to save
the environment. This is more of a childs bibliography so it contains a
lot of pictures, which I enjoyed because it showed all the problems
with our environment today. For instance it had a picture of birds that
were killed by an oil spill. This book also contains an index and sources
for further reading. It was helpful in providing a more visual
presentation. I used this book to give examples of how the
environment is in need of help still.
Wadsworth, Ginger. Rachel Carson: Voice for the Earth. Minneapolis: Minnesota:
Lerner Publications Company, 1992.
I found this source at my local library. It is a bibliography of Rachel
Carson. It perceives Carson as an intelligent and highly compassionate
person. What striked me most about this book are the wonderful black
and white photos of nature and Carson that complement the narrative. I
used this source in my bibliography.