What points of view are reflected in Silent Spring? Why should this book be recommended or not recommended as a valid and accurate source of information?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

While there is  a central aim in Carson's work to develop a sense of activism and action within the mind of the reader, there is a certain sense of technical proficiency and accuracy developed which help make the work an authentic one.  Carson does not present her point of view with only emotion that is not grounded in logic or reason.  She examines the problem of environmental abuse and lack of ecological awareness with scientific analysis that shows how destructive human beings are to their environment by not understanding the role of interdependency.  This scientific precision does not seek to lose the reader, but rather develop the understanding that her arguments are derived from a point of view that reflects scientific methodology and inquiry.