In this regard, the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (1962), a natural scientist and a writer, is of special significance, for not only does it raise public awareness on the issue of chemical poisons, but it also introduces a remarkably novel approach to educating the public about nature.
He will end by destroying the earth.” This quote gets the reader thinking before they have even turned to page one. Carson starts by writing about a picturesque farming town in the middle of America with a beautiful landscape filled with foxes, deer, trout, healthy farm animals, and a variety of birds.
She then compares this to the same town in which “everywhere was a shadow of death” and there was a “strange stillness” that had fallen (Carson 2).
exposed the dangers and risks of everyday chemicals and commonplace practices; it launched the modern American environmental movements and also influenced similar movements all over the globe.
In commemoration of fifty years of In the spirit of Carson’s own writing, submissions are encouraged to address an interested public with an approachable and provocative style.
Carson uses logos many times throughout the Silent Spring excerpt.
In Part 2: The Obligation to Endure, many evolutionary and scientific facts are given to the reader in order to display the impacts of mankind on the environment.
It invites us to come out and take part in the joy of the world. We get new strength from the kind mother of nature. Buds of flowers peep to see the beautiful sight of nature. It is this season when this earth was honoured by the birth of Shri Ram Chandra. Trees in the spring present beautiful feast to our eyes.
The people of great cities like Bombay and Calcutta can hardly know the glory of spring, the king of seasons.
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