Rachel Carson, “Silent Spring”, 1962 is nonfiction science by a nature writer of the highest caliber. The Nobel Prize was awarded to H. Muller for the pesticide DDT. Rachel Carson in “Silent Spring” is an exposition on the environmental impact of the pesticide. DDT is an inhibitor of acetylcholine esterase, Enzyme Commission 220.127.116.11. On the Roche Biochemical webpage, acetylcholine esterase is location “V”, and coordinate “4”, and is shown below. The indiscriminate use of agrochemicals and pesticides was Rachel Carson’s legacy to environmentalism.
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