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by DavisChurches
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Those of you still reading ...
Replies: 3
Views: 8057

Re: Those of you still reading ...

Am on chapter 6 - going to keep going.
-S.
by DavisChurches
Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Book Club starts here on July 9th!
Replies: 12
Views: 20730

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

I've enjoyed her style of writing - but I feel like this IS intense. I feel like I must give it my time and attention - even though she's saying things I don't want to hear. I keep thinking - if all of this was going on in the early 60's - it must be SO MUCH WORSE now...and is there anyone who is cu...
by DavisChurches
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Chapter One: effective or manipulative?
Replies: 10
Views: 20305

Re: Silent Spring – Chapter One: effective or manipulative?

I'm thinking about cynicism too...and "healthy" cynicism... Carson uses language such as: "Man's War Against Nature" and her descriptions of ..."the undoing of the built-in checks and balances by which nature holds the species within bounds" and the "rapidity of change, the speed that follows the im...
by DavisChurches
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Words
Replies: 7
Views: 14002

Re: Words

I'm wondering how difficult it might have been in the early 60's to have an outsiders view of the propaganda machine that was in full swing back then...she obviously did not drink the kool-aid.
by DavisChurches
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – What's your edition?
Replies: 7
Views: 14606

Re: Silent Spring – What's your edition?

Hi all- I picked up a used 40th Edition paperback from Boulder Bookstore. It has the illustrations in it as well - brings me back to the days of illustrating with a "rapidiograph" pen on a white clay board (the points/dots were big back then). At a 4th of July gathering, a new friend asked me what I...