Biographies

"On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson"

William Souder

About the Program

William Souder recounts the life of biologist Rachel Carson (1907-1964), who authored an indictment of synthetic insecticides including DDT in Silent Spring, published in 1962.  Mr. Souder examines the affect the book had on environmental awareness, following its publication DDT was banned and the Environmental Protection Agency was created.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring.  William Souder speaks at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

About the Authors

William Souder

William Souder is the author of Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of 'The Birds of America,' a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. 


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"On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson"

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  • Tuesday, December 25th at 12:30pm (ET)
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