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Silent Spring Revisited
Gino J. Marco, Robert M. Hollingworth and William Durham Many people who contributed to better understanding of our planet were intrepid characters. It is now nearly five centuries since Christopher Columbus risked sailing off the edge of the world. Alexander von Humboldt braved pestilence and piranhas in becoming the world's first ecologist, and his name survives on the maps of five continents and even as an identified moon crater. Charles Darwin, as a young naturalist, circumnavigated the globe for five years on H.M.S. Beagle and returned to develop his origin of species.
The late Dr. Rachel Carson belongs in such distinguished company; …