Saturday, September 8, 2012

Silent Spring Discussion Starts Tomorrow with Mark Madison as WILD READ Moderator

Silent Spring WILD READ discussions begin tomorrow with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service historian Mark Madison as moderator.  WILD READ will feature Rachel Carson's Silent Spring for eight weeks in celebration of the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking book. See schedule of moderators.

Here is a little bit about Mark so stay tuned to Mark's narrative and get ready for a lively conversation!

Mark Madison has degrees in biology and history and received a Ph.D. in 1995 from Harvard University in the history of science. He has taught environmental history, American history, environmental ethics, and conservation biology at Harvard University, the University of Melbourne, and Shepherd University. He is currently the national historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lecturing on conservation issues around the country and helping run a conservation archives at the National Conservation Training Center. He has two books in progress on wolf restoration and the California condor. The NCTC Archives/Museum has records from Rachel Carson’s 16 years career as an employee of the Fish and Wildlife Service and its predecessors.
For more information about Rachel Carson and Silent Spring:  Linda Lear and  her biography: Rachel Carson: Witness to Nature (1998) and William Souder's On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson (2012).

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