Jan Jarrett, a local environmental advocate, will speak about one of the most influential works of American literature.
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, first published in 1962, had an immediate and longlasting impact on the way in which Americans view our role as custodians of the environment. This book is widely credited with the banning of DDT and harmful pesticides in 1972.
This talk forms part of The Adult Summer Reading Program's Groundbreaking Reads lecture series, in which local experts will speak about some of the most important books that continue to shape the way in which we as individuals and as a society view important issues. Future talks include:
August 26: The Feminine Mystique, Professor Amy Farrell, Dickinson College