About the Refuge. Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1966 in cooperation with the State of Maine to protect valuable salt marshes ...
Beginning with attitudes toward nature at the turn of the twentieth century, the book moves through the use and early regulation of pesticides; the introduction and early success of DDT; the discovery of its environmental effects; and the uproar over Silent Spring . It ends with recent debates about DDT as a potential solution to malaria in Africa.
“As much as I liked the image itself, as well as a chance to do a small piece of animation, I thought it shifted the focus away from the wildlife she sought to learn about and protect,” Matt explains. In the final illustration, Rachel Louise Carson is shown surrounded by a variety of species that dwell within the marine ecosystem, seemingly inspired by this quote from her book, Silent Spring :
Lear, Linda, ed. Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998.