National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides.
BEYOND PESTICIDES/NCAMP provides the public with useful information on
pesticides and alternatives to their use. MANY GOOD LINKS.
. Fish and Wildlife Service. Conserving the Nature of
RACHEL CARSON'S workplace for 17 years.
Ecology Center Addresses the public need for unbiased, non-commercial
information about household products, ecologically-sensitive methods of
living, and large toxic threats to society and alternatives to those threats.
PREVENT CANCER A national organization of doctors, cancer
researchers and public health officials, fighting for a safer environment at
home, in the community and at work.
The National Sea Grant Produces and makes available a wealth of information
on marine topics, from public school curriculum materials to the most
advanced scientific research.
Friends of the Earth International The world's largest
federation of environmental groups that unites close to one million activists
worldwide. Member organizations in 61 countries and ten affiliate groups
campaign on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day.
Rachel Carson: The Writer at Work
Rachel: The Story of Rachel Carson
Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson and the Rise of the Environmental Movement
Mark H. Lytle
The Sea Around Us
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Though Silent Spring had generated a fairly high level of interest based on pre-publication promotion, this became more intense with its serialization, which began in the June 16, 1962, issue. This brought the book to the attention of the chemical industry and its lobbyists, as well as the American public. Around that time, Carson learned that Silent Spring had been selected as the Book-of-the-Month for October; she said this would "carry it to farms and hamlets all over that country that don't know what a bookstore looks like—much less The New Yorker ."  Other publicity included a positive editorial in The New York Times and excerpts of the serialized version were published in Audubon Magazine . There was another round of publicity in July and August as chemical companies responded. The story of the birth defect-causing drug thalidomide had broken just before the book's publication, inviting comparisons between Carson and Frances Oldham Kelsey , the Food and Drug Administration reviewer who had blocked the drug's sale in the United States.