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Rachel Carson's Silent spring / writer and producer, Neil Goodwin ; a Peace River Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation, WNET/Thirteen and Peace River Films.

Goodwin, Neil, (television producer,, screenwriter.). Chadwick, Alex, 1947- (narrator.). Streep, Meryl, (voice actor.). Directed by Neil Goodwin. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 1993.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Neil Goodwin.
Participant or Performer Note: Host, David McCullough ; narrator, Alex Chadwick ; readings by Meryl Streep.
Summary, etc.: She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1963, she was viciously attacked, called "an ignorant and hysterical woman." But her warning sparked a revolution in environmental policy and a new ecological consciousness.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Carson, Rachel, 1907-1964. Silent spring.
Biologists > United States > Biography.
Environmentalists > United States > Biography.
Science writers > United States > Biography.
Pesticides > Environmental aspects.
Pesticides > Toxicology.
Pesticides and wildlife.
Insect pests > Biological control.
Environmental health.

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