A film version was filmed in 1952 and released in 1953; it won the 1953 Oscar for Best Documentary (though Carson was extremely disappointed with the script and would never sell film rights to her work again). 
Writing an essay on the holocaust and listening to Adele is probably the most depressing combination I've ever experienced
Can we reconcile the belated attention to rape on campus with due process?
In general, Carson (and legions of environmentalists to come) emphasized the complementarity in the great majority of cases of the three basic goals of protecting human health, preserving non-human life, and promoting human flourishing. She shone a spotlight on the selfishness and short-sightedness which so often undermined all three goals. Meanwhile, in trying to move her society toward greater recognition of non-human interests and higher human interests, Carson developed an environmental ethics with both non-anthropocentric and enlightened anthropocentric elements. While Silent Spring shows how these two aspects may 'converge' regarding an important public policy issue, Carson's own life, dedicated to knowing and appreciating nature, shows how they converge at the personal level. 18 Recognition of the intrinsic value of non-human beings provides benefits that outweigh the restrictions such recognition places upon us. So too, a nobler view of human life -- one focused on friendship, the pursuit of knowledge and a rich experience, rather than on getting and spending -- should lead to less environmentally destructive lifestyles. The lives of the great naturalists -- including Rachel Carson's -- suggest that we really will live better lives when we do right by nature. 19