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by Book Club Host
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Public fear and pesticide marketing
Replies: 1
Views: 10714

Re: Public fear and pesticide marketing

"What do you think Rachel Carson would say?" Great question, Tom. Fear is hard to argue with. Throughout my lifetime I've heard it said countless times ... "If this new regulation (ingredient, lecture, medicine what-have-you) saves just a single life then it will have been worthwhile." People are te...
by Book Club Host
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Those of you still reading ...
Replies: 3
Views: 7677

Re: Those of you still reading ...

Thanks for the check-ins, DavisChurches and Igmula1. I'm picturing Rachel Carson at her writing desk 50+ years ago and feeling touched by how her thoughts/words are still informing us – and our dear ones through us – today. Thank you for sharing so generously. I savored the first few chapters then c...
by Book Club Host
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Those of you still reading ...
Replies: 3
Views: 7677

Those of you still reading ...

What do you think about Silent Spring given the point you're at in the reading right now?
by Book Club Host
Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Book Club starts here on July 9th!
Replies: 12
Views: 19837

Re: Silent Spring – Book Club starts here on July 9th!

We've arrived!

Week Five, August 6 - 12
Chapters 15 - 17
Nature Fights Back
The Rumblings of An Avalanche
The Other Road

How are you doing with the reading? Have you made it thus far or are you working to catch up?
by Book Club Host
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: The Borgias
Replies: 0
Views: 4488

The Borgias

Does anyone have any insight into the "Borgias" reference in Chapter Eleven, "Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias?" I know who the Borgias were but am curious about the cultural reference. What would "Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias" meant to a 1960's audience?
by Book Club Host
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Book Club starts here on July 9th!
Replies: 12
Views: 19837

Re: Silent Spring – Book Club starts here on July 9th!

On we go!

Week Four, July 30 - August 5
Chapters 11 - 14
Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias
The Human Price
Through a Narrow Window
One in Every Four
by Book Club Host
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: What Do You Think? On Pollen Stores and Brood Nest Placement
Replies: 1
Views: 4083

Re: What Do You Think? On Pollen Stores and Brood Nest Place

Thanks for the interesting question, Bea. As long as the queen has laying space (and it sounds like she does) I would leave as-is this time of year. The bees know where they've stored their stuff and will move it around if necessary. It's normal for the brood nest to rise and fall in the brood chamb...
by Book Club Host
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring - Do you remember white pellets & spray?
Replies: 0
Views: 4370

Silent Spring - Do you remember white pellets & spray?

Is anyone else horrified by the idea of white pellets raining from the sky as described in Chapter 7? Does anyone remember living through something like this?

It's hard to read some of these stories without feeling ill ...
by Book Club Host
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil
Replies: 3
Views: 7638

Re: Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil

Thanks, Tom. These are interesting. Thinking "Realms of the Soil" may just be my favorite chapter in Silent Spring . Carson describes the soil life so vividly. I can see how reading for the first time in the 60's may have felt like an awakening. Living things began to work their creative magic and l...
by Book Club Host
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil
Replies: 3
Views: 7638

Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil

Does anyone know what impact the neonics are having on soil?