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Cornerstones of Science Fall Science Read – Wednesday, October 31, 12:00pm

Biologist and author Rachel Carson at home, with Moppet

Biologist and author Rachel Carson at home, with Moppet

Professor David Hecht from the History Department at Bowdoin College will discuss Rachel Carson as an Iconic Figure in American science.

Dr. Hecht is working on the history of images of scientists in the United States during the 20th century. This project examines the public personae of scientists – including Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Rachel Carson, and Linus Pauling – who have become icons to large numbers of Americans.

This Fall Science Read is sponsored by Cornerstones of Science.

This event is free and does not require registration.

Date and time: Wednesday October 31, 12:00pm

Location: The Library’s Morrell Meeting Room

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.”
― Rachel Carson

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