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Rachel Carson, Author of “Silent Spring,” To Appear on “CBS Reports”

Aug. 29, 1962 - Rachel Carson, who has warned that the use of pesticides threatens to poison the environment, is expected to appear on an hour-long “CBS Reports” program that will examine her book, “Silent Spring,” and the reaction to it. The program will be televised next fall by CBS. Miss Carson’s book dealing with the chemical pollution of air, soil, and water will be issued officially on Sept. 27 by the Houghton Mifflin Company. About half the work, however, appeared last June in three articles in The New Yorker magazine, touching off a great controversy, particularly in the $300 million pesticide industry. Miss Carson, 55, is a marine biologist and conservationist. She began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller “The Sea Around Us” won her a U.S. National Book Award.

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