Silent Spring

It is 50 years since the publication of a book which helped launch the environmental movement.

Rachel Carson was the biologist who highlighted the dangers of pesticides, particularly DDT.

Roger Christie, Carson's great nephew and adopted son, talks about his great aunt.

Image: Silent Spring, the book, Credit: Science Photo Library

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