Chatham University

2015-2016 Chatham University Course Catalog

Rachel Carson

“The history of life on earth has been a history of interaction between living things and their surroundings. To a large extent, the physical form of the habits of the earth’s vegetation and its animal life has been molded by the environment. Considering the whole span of the earthly time, the opposite effect, in which life actually modifies its surroundings, has been relatively slight. Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species - man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.”

Silent Spring
Rachel Carson, Class of 1929

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