Alizée De Pin

Scientific writer Rachel Carson’s portrait

September 2020

"Chemical control of insects seems to have proceeded on the assumption that the soil could and would sustain any amount of insult via the introduction of poisons without striking back. The very nature of the soil has been largely ignored."
Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962 at Houghton Mifflin press. Her writings document scientifically the effects and spread of pesticides into our water, soil and air – into our environment. Eventually, the extermination of undesired insects corroborates with our own destruction.