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Protecting life on Earth

Gloria Machado León 27 septiembre, 2016

Silent Spring is the title of the book that this Sept. 27th turns 54 years after its first publication. A volume that constitutes the instruction and respect any gift for the environment.

“The book Silent Spring, by the American author Rachel Carson, at the time was a best seller that revolutionized the way we see the effects of chemicals on life.”

This work, says Milagros Alfonso Cabrera, senior specialist of the Meteorological Station Network of Matanzas, became milestone in the scientific literature of his time.

“In such earlier time as it was at the beginning of the 60s of the twentieth century, it warned the harmful effects of pesticides to the environment, especially to birds. Although some scientists called the book of fantasy, for many people this is the first informative volume on the environmental impact. “

Attention was paid to that the ideas in the text, said Milagros

“He is considered as the inspirer of the environmental movement that got the United States Department of Agriculture, review its policy on the use of pesticides and that one as well known as DDT (dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane, organochlorine colorless compound Head insecticides), was prohibited by the laws of that country and then in the rest of the world.

“In 2006 Spring … it was considered one of the 25 popular science books most influential of all time.”

Reasons

“His work marks a time when socially it is understood that nature is an all complex whose parts are closely related and indirect consequences of any action it may turn on human health.”

Silent Spring achieved what few achieve scientific texts: focus on the knowledge to the processes taking place in nature and awaken the interest of society for present and future situation of life that exists on Earth.

 

 

 

 

Original text by on Sept 27th, 2016

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