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Rachel Carson. Silent Spring got it’s title because the pesticides were killing all of the life therefore, making it silent. She launched an Environmental Movement with her book Silent Spring which sparked the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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    1. Rachel Carson • Silent Spring got it’s title because the pesticides were killing all of the life therefore, making it silent. • She launched an Environmental Movement with her book Silent Spring which sparked the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. • Biggest act in the movement was her campaign on the use of DDT. http://www.rachelcarson.org/

    2. Carl Linnaeus Known as the father of taxonomy Won the Linnean Medal for excellence in botany and Zoology Published Systema Naturae, Fundamenta Botanica, and Species Plantarum Created Binomial Nomenclature http://www.incwell.com/Biographies/Linnaeus,Carolus.jpg

    3. Motive The DDT that Hachtman uses during landscaping was supposedly killing Hawks. Alibi She was with Rachel Carson Rosalie Edge Rosalie Edge was the creator of Hawk Mountain. She did not like the careless conservation tactics that the National Audubon Society was using to protect some species of birds. She sued the Audubon Society for their member list and distributed Emergency Conservation Committee articles revealing these careless acts. She then moved on to stop the killing of birds of pray. She formed the Hawk Mountain Society because Hawk Mountain was the sight of many hawk deaths caused by hunters. Mrs. Edge and her son revealed the horrifying pictures of the dead and dyeing hawks to the world. The following year Edge leased Hawk Mountain turning it into a sanctuary. Then the subsequent year, 1935, Rosalie Edge purchased the 1500 acres of Hawk Mountain for 3500 dollars.

    4. Louis Pasteur • 1822-1895 • Born in Dole – Eastern France • Proved that most infectious diseases are caused by micro-organisms • Inventor of the process of pasteurization • Created vaccine for anthrax • Created vaccine for rabies • Founded the science of microbiology http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/louispasteur.html http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/AB/BC/Louis_Pasteur.php

    5. Sir Alexander Fleming • August 6, 1881- March 11, 1955 • Discovered penicillin • Wrote reports in the British Journal of Experimental Pathology • Knighted in 1944 for his contributions to the medical field • Won the Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine in 1945 Motive: Hachtman discovered that Penicillin is not a super drug anymore because many strains of bacteria are resistant to it Alibi: At the university attempting to genetically enhance penicillin to make it better capable to fight resistant drugs

    6. Wrote “Silent Spring” a • book about pesticides • killing off all the animals • thus having a “Silent Spring”. • She also wrote numerous articles and three other major books which are “Under the Sea Wind”, “The Sea Around Us”, and “The Edge of the sea” • Rachel Studied many fields some being: Marine biology, ecology, and zoology just to name a few. • She is the person responsible for introducing the public to ecology and conservation. • Awarded two medals: • Audubon Medal • Cullum Medal Rachel Carson

    7. Rosalie Edge • Established Hawk Mountain sanctuary after many hawks and eagles were being slaughtered in the Appalachian Mountains • Led national campaigns to create Olympic National Park and King’s Canyon National Park • Founder of Emergency Conservation Committee • Wrote Gorillas in the Mist • Motive: The DDT that Hachtman uses during landscaping was “supposedly” killing hawks • Alibi: She was with Rachel Carson

    8. Carl Linnaeus Known as the “Father of Taxonomy” Developed binomial nomenclature Wrote Systema Natural Motive: Hachtman refused to teach binomial nomenclature and insisted that his students memorize trinomial nomenclature Alibi: On the Appalachian trail in Bangor classifying different species of salamanders

    9. Alexander Fleming Penicillin- a bacterial infection fighting drug Often called a miracle drug Nobel prize winner in 1945 for medicine Lysozyme- enzyme capable of destroying cell walls Alibi:At the university attempting to genetically enhance penicillin to make it better capable to fight resistant drugs Motive:Hachtman discovered that Penicillin is not a super drug anymore because many strains of bacteria are resistant to it

    10. Dian Fossey1932-2985 • She’s a Primatologist • She studies mountain gorillas • September 1963- went to Africa to tour wildlife and ever since then she fought to protect gorillas • She wrote the book Gorillas in the Mist which on account of her years in the rainforest with the gorillas. It was published in 1983 and later became a movie.

    11. D.O.B. April 21st 1838-December 24th 1914 Born in Dunbar East Lothian Scotland. Muir was a Naturalist, a scientific researcher based on observation rather than experiment. Helped create Natural Parks and forest reserves. He had a direct hand in preservation resulting in Yosemite, Sequoia, Mount Ranier, Petrified Forest and the Grand Canyon. Co-founder of the Sierra Club. Co-founder of the Sierra Club. Out of many publications some consist Studies In The Sierra (1874), Picturesque California (1888-90), Our National Parks (1901) and A Thousand Mile Walk To The Gulf (1916). Tributes to name a few: John Muir Day is April 21st, the day before Earth Day, Mount Muir, Muir Glacier, Alaska and Camp Muir. John Muir

    12. Charles Darwin • Proposed the Theory of Evolution • Published a very controversial book called On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859 Motive Hachtman believed and taught a modified creation/evolution approach to speciation Alibi At the bar with long time friend Gould discussing evolution

    13. Dian Fossey Zoologist • Fossey is credited with saving the mountain gorillas from extinction. • One of the scientists to discover the compassionate behavior in gorillas. • Wrote Gorilla in the Mist in 1983. • Influenced by Jane Goodall, Louis Leaky, & George Schaller Birth January 16, 1932 Death December 24, 1985 Motive Alibi Hachtman bought his wife gorilla slippers. At the university attempting to teach gorillas sign language. (ALONE) Shavaughn Morris